Posts Tagged character development

One Question a Day

Rather than the traditional daily school announcements, here is how a very successful school uses its announcements to prompt students to think about character development. Four days a week the morning announcements END WITH A QUESTION designed to prompt reflection and responsibility.

Posing a daily question directs the attention of everyone in the school (both students and teachers) to a specific issue or topic. Throughout the year, the school reinforces school-wide procedures, solves small problems, and encourage internal motivation through the announcements.

This practice of posing questions at the end of the morning announcement has been going on for many years, and the school sees a lot of good coming from them. Although the specific questions are tailored to the … >>>


Mind Your Thoughts for Character Development


Your thoughts turn into words.
Be careful of the words you use.

The words you use can prompt your actions.
Be careful of how you act.

Your actions can easily become your habits.
Be careful of your habits.

Your habits shape your values.
Be careful of your values.

Your values shape your character.

You are in large part the result of your
Thoughts, words, actions, habits, values, and character.… >>>


Edgar A. Guest – It Couldn’t Be Done

Teaching Edgar Guest’s poem will assist kids’ character development. 

It Couldn’t Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
     But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
     Who wouldn’t say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
     On his face. lf he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
     That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
     At least no one ever has done it.”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
     And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his … >>>