What's Happening in Character?

Sara Gibb

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Actively Moving the Needle on Character Education

Posted by Sara Gibb on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 09:09 AM

Ever imagine what the ideal character education experience would look like? Would it take place in a fully immersive, active skill building, natural consequence-rich and inclusive learning environment?  Would it be full of genuine challenge, struggle and accomplishment to help kids develop a robust sense of self-worth?

In fact, it can be all of these things. Outward Bound has been facilitating these physically immersive learning experiences for over 70 years, worldwide. Additionally it offers expeditionary style, wilderness-based learning courses. We at Outward Bound Baltimore Chesapeake Bay teach character one student at a time through our Appalachian Trail backpacking, Potomac River canoeing, and Chesapeake Bay kayaking expeditions. We partner with Chesapeake region schools to provide a unique learning environment where students are in charge of their struggles, their accomplishments, their learning and their growth.

Character building happens one decision at a time. It doesn’t happen TO people; it is ACTIVELY self-initiated.

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