The Effect of Character in the Classroom
Schools that work with Character.org to develop a school-wide focus on character report improvements in:
- Academic Achievement
- School Climate
- Teacher Retention
- Parent Engagement
Creating a School of Character
By implementing Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, schools become part of a caring community where people are excited to come and learn every day. Over time, the process produces a clarity of mission that improves morale and creates environments for enthusiastic learning.
THE 11 PRINCIPLES
By finding the common denominators of successful schools, Character.org and leading academics developed a flexible framework for effective character initiatives.
Check out hundreds of plans that help students understand, reflect on and practice good character.
Looking for inspiration from someone who’s been there? Our blog has great stories and tips from experts and practitioners.
SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS OF CHARACTER
The Schools of Character program certifies character initiatives according to our 11 Principles, providing feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Schools and districts assess their work in each of the principles and submit a portfolio application. The evaluation process includes expert review, site visits and detailed reports for school teams.
Promising Practices are unique and specific exemplary practices that can be used by others to address one or more of Character.org’s 11 Principles. Apply to share your own practice or browse previous practices for inspiration!
Schools of Character Process Overview
November 17, 2017, Washington, DC and Arlington, VA
Join this training for a bird’s eye view into creating a School of Character. Spend the morning at Sheridan and see their work, followed by an afternoon at Marymount University.Event Information & Registration
2018 National Forum on Character Education
October 5-6, Washington, DC
The National Forum offers informative sessions, awesome tours and inspiring keynotes. It’s the perfect opportunity to network and share best practices around character in schools, sports, families and workplaces.
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