What's Happening in Character Education?

The Day I Met the Movement

Posted by Shahira Koudsi on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 @ 09:02 AM


I spent four months in Washington, D.C. to pursue a fellowship at Character.org. I wanted to gain experience in the nonprofit education management in the US and deepen my knowledge on character education. The ideal place for this was at the national headquarters of the character education movement in the US: Character.org.

I am from Amman, Jordan. Back home, I am working on developing StoryWalks; a project focused on growing the social and emotional skills of children through elements of storytelling and drama. In a region turmoiled with conflict, I hope to take part in nurturing children to become adults who accept differences, collaborate in building their communities and bring positive change to our world. My project, an instrument in character education, was furthered by the new perspectives I gained during my fellowship at Character.org.

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Topics: Character.org, Character Educaiton

Character.org Technology Update

Posted by Character.org Staff on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

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As this month, and with it our focus on technology, draws to a close, I wanted to make sure that I shared a couple of the exciting new ways Character.org is using technology to enhance our resources and our ability to connect with educators across the world.

Introducing…

A Brand New Webstore

We’re now offering even more products, including our first ever digital download available! Browse through our collection of Schools of Character Magazines, White Papers and much more. Now featuring books by character education expert, Hal Urban.

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Topics: technology, Character.org

10 Best Blogs of 2015 - Character.org Edition

Posted by Character.org Staff on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 @ 19:12 PM

 

As we get ready to ring in the new year, we’re taking a moment to share some of our favorite blog posts of 2015. This year, Character.org posted nearly 100 new articles. Here are 10 you definitely don’t want to miss!

  1. Starting Your Character Education Journey by Becky Sipos

Looking to change your school culture but unsure where to begin? Character.org President & CEO, Becky Sipos provides four ways you can jumpstart your school’s character journey now.

  1. My Son is not My Dog by Marvin Berkowitz

Sit. Speak. Stay. Do you motivate your students or do you issue commands? Marvin Berkowitz shares research on and best practices for motivating students and the perils of extrinsic rewards.

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Topics: Character.org