Download's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education worked with educators, researchers, and experts to develop the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education. These guidelines can help improve your school climate and develop students of strong character - inspiring them to do well and do good.

In this framework, you will discover:

  • Ways to improve academics, reduce bad behavior, and develop character.
  • The standard by which State and National Schools of Character are evaluated.
  • A valuable resource for teachers and administrators who want to make a difference in the lives of the children they serve.

The 11 Principles of Effective Character Education will help you provide the best education possible to your students.


*2018 Revision*

The 2018 revision reflects updates from a host of researchers and practitioners. Don't worry—the core 11 Principles are intact. We hope the new revision will be easier to understand and help more educators implement effective character initiatives.