Character education doesn't wait for something to go wrong before teaching what is right. It's proactive, intentional, and systematic. It teaches students core virtues, such as respect and responsibility. And it's been shown to increase student achievement and lifelong success.
This series includes four of National Professional Resources' classic videos on character education:
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- Commissioned by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education presents a comprehensive guide to the development and assessment of character education programs in our nation's schools. Two of the country's prominent leaders in character education, Dr. Catherine Lewis and Dr. Thomas Lickona provide a compelling review of the critical principles essential to any effective character education program. Visit schools in Maryland and New York where quality character education programs are being implemented by skilled and resourceful staff. This video is an invaluable resource for all schools that are developing or assessing their character education initiatives.
- In Character Education, Application in the Classroom, viewers will observe the application of character education in real elementary and secondary classrooms (in separate elementary and secondary editions of the video). Watch and learn as classroom teachers implement specific character education lessons in their classrooms. Find out what practical instructional approaches these seasoned teachers have used to transform character education from a conceptual framework to a coherent series of learning activities. Gain ideas on how to integrate character education and the teaching of virtues such as respect and responsibility into existing classroom activities while ensuring that academic standards are met.
- In Character Education: Restoring Respect and Responsibility in Our Schools, Dr. Thomas Lickona, a pioneer and one of the most recognized leaders in the character education movement, presents an insightful and compelling argument for the role of schools in the development of student respect, responsibility, and moral education. Dr. Lickona provides a comprehensive model for values and character education schools, and outlines specific classroom strategies as well as schoolwide approaches for implementing character education. Children and youth with disabilities are included in the school population shown.