This lesson plan on responsibility is a fun, interacting and interesting way of integrating character education in the classroom. This lesson plan focuses on the traits of responsibility and the importance of accepting responsibility and not avoiding it. It also features a beaver as a hardworking animal and describes how students can apply the traits in their everyday lives. So teachers may use or tweak this lesson plan according to the students’ needs.
The benefits of character education have improved the academic performance of students. This article outlines the benefits of character education to the students and how they can apply the information. I am impressed with the fact that employing character education in the schools has allowed fewer incidences of disciplinary referrals, suspensions and truancy. Teachers may be encouraged from this article and may apply the information in the classroom.
Teachers may use this activity in their lesson – a “drive for respect.” This activity involves the students acting as different parts of a car. For example, some will be holding an imaginary steering wheel and other parts. In this way students will see the importance of respecting each other despite their different talents and likes. They have a part to play in contributing to the overall success of the class.
It so encouraging to see how character education can transform students’ whole lives. This video presentation gives a vivid picture of integrating character education in the school. Character education is taught and modeled at the school and students speak about a specific character. The students are also involved in creating things as a group. In this way, they are able to display the characters in a practical way. Teachers may use this as a guide in assisting the students.
It is very important that schools incorporate character education in the curriculum. This website outlines what character education is, and how it can be done. I am impressed with the fact that character education is not adding a set of programs. But instead, it is a transformation of the culture and life of the school. Teaching values such as respect, fairness and honesty in the lessons is very important. Teachers may apply these tips in their lessons.
This website offers practical activities on building students character in the school community. I appreciate the pillars of character that includes respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, responsibility and others. At a particular school where I taught, we focused on different “pillars” each week. Teachers may use these activities to bring these traits alive for students.