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Character Building: Transformational Leadership in Education

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Transformational leaders in education are constantly looking for new ways of doing things toward accomplishing the vision of the school. The primary purpose of the school, of course, is to educate young people and ...


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Singapore: Character Education Needed

Singapore: Character Education Needed | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE - Success in character education, as well as encouraging students to develop original thinking, will only be achieved if "real space" is created for them in the education system, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said.

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Ontario Education & 21st C. Skills

Ontario Education & 21st C. Skills | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

Ontario needs to focus on the “six Cs” to move its education system forward, says Prof. Michael Fullan, a special advisor to Premier Dalton McGuinty, in a new report. With strong reading and math skills established for most of Ontario students, it’s time to also focus on “higher order skills,” such as character education, citizenship, communication, critical thinking/problem-solving, collaboration and creativity, says the policy paper written by Fullan, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and a driving force behind much of the province’s education reform under the Liberal government.

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Character Education Seen as Student-Achievement Tool | Education Week

Character Education Seen as Student-Achievement Tool | Education Week | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

By Carolee J. Adams

 

"Many school administrators are realizing character education, once thought of as an intrusion on the school day, can actually help students perform better.

 

"A growing body of research supports its effectiveness, and educators say they've seen a difference in students when positive value lessons become part of the school's culture.

 

“Good character education is good education,” said Marvin Berkowitz, a professor of character education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

"If kids come to schools where they feel valued, safe, and feel teachers have their best interests at heart, … they commit themselves," said Marvin Berkowitz, a professor of character education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. "They work harder, there are fewer distractions, and kids are more motivated. Of course they learn more."


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The Education of an Elementary Principal: The New Communication

The Education of an Elementary Principal: The New Communication | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

Specifically in regards to technology, social media and communication.



Fullan identifies the 6Cs that are necessary in education today:

 

- Communication

- Citizenship

- Character

- Collaboration and Teamwork

- Creativity and Imagination

- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:09 AM

Very interesting, a MUST read...

 

David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 6:06 AM

I love Fullan's work.  It may be based on schools leadership but I think it has applicability to leaders across the universe.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.


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Bring About a Change in Your Kids With Character Education

Bring About a Change in Your Kids With Character Education | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue - Albert Einstein Who doesn't want their kids to inculcate positive character traits.


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Key to school improvement: Reading, writing, arithmetic ... and character?

A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents and students.

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Teaching the Hidden Curriculum: Compassion

Teaching the Hidden Curriculum: Compassion | Character Education Project | Scoop.it
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” By John Holmes Character education may not be in the Common Core but as a teacher I often think about the &#821...

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What’s a character educator?

What’s a character educator? | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

One, that character matters no matter who you are or where you are. Two, that they might look at character education this way: If exercising builds strong muscles, then practicing the virtues of good behavior builds strong character. Three, one important way that our children learn character is from observing, imitating, and modeling what adults say and do.

 

This being the case, I remind them that they too are character educators.


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Sara Brechbiel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:22 PM

Be a role model.

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Entelechy Education, LLC combines character education, STEM topics, and  language literacy in all of their products: books, games, and teaching aids. http://www.fundable.com/entelechy-education

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:38 AM

Like the idea of the two "c's"

 

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Character Education Is Not Enough To Help Poor Kids

Character Education Is Not Enough To Help Poor Kids | Character Education Project | Scoop.it

"There is an emerging opinion about poverty and the achievement gap that holds that America can boost the academic success of poor children through psychological and educational interventions that will help them develop the qualities of personality or character needed to overcome their circumstances, like perseverance, self control, and belief in one’s ability. No doubt these are powerful attributes, and they contribute mightily to a successful life, regardless of how old you are or where you sit on the socioeconomic ladder. But policymakers need to be careful not assume that character education is the long-awaited key to helping the poor overcome the assaults of poverty. My worry is that we will embrace programs that are essentially individual and technocratic fixes – mental conditioning for the poor – and abandon broader social policy aimed at poverty itself." | via The Christian Science Monitor

 

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