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Character Education and Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Activities, Programs & Resources

How To Do Character Education & Social Emotional Learning

You are a character educator. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, custodian, or school bus driver, you are helping to shape the character and the social education of the kids you come in contact with…

The real question is what kind? Are you doing character education and social emotional learning well or poorly? By design or by default? And what kinds of values are you actually teaching?


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Teaching Guides for K-12 Character Education, Mindfulness, and Social Emotional Learning


Ethical & Moral Dilemma Archive

Noah sees the same bully torment the same victim every day on the schoolyard, and nobody tells the teacher about it. Should Noah speak up and risk being labeled “tattletail”, or should he ignore it and mind his own business?


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Your character is defined by what you do, not what you say or believe.


Every choice you make helps define the kind of person you are choosing to be.


Good character requires doing the right thing, even when it is costly or risky.


You don’t have to take the worst behavior of others as a standard of comparison for yourself. You can choose to be better than that.


What you do matters, and one person can make a big difference.


The payoff for having good character is that it makes you a better person and it makes the world a better place.

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