What's Happening in Character?

Teaching Character within a Rigorous Curriculum

Posted by Rebecca Bauer on Mon, Apr 6, 2015 @ 19:04 PM

Creating opportunities for character education within a rigorous curriculum sounds great, but teachers are overwhelmed by constantly changing requirements, high stakes testing and large class sizes. Finding time for character education in an already busy schedule can feel impossible.

“I don’t have time for character education. My focus must be on teaching academics.” Do these worries sound familiar?

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Topics: critical thinking, Academics,, student engagement

Resources for a Meaningful & Challenging Curriculum

Posted by Rebecca Bauer on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 @ 06:04 AM


During the month of April, the Character.org blog will focus on Principle 6, creating a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners. The 11 Principles framework provides a variety of indicators that demonstrate a school has excelled at this task. Our Character Resource Roundup focuses in on three important indicators:

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Topics: Character Resource Roundup, learning needs, critical thinking, student engagement