As defined by Dr. Thomas Lickona, character education is the deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the individual and good for society. The objective goodness of virtues is based on the fact that they:
Every positive word we say to our children helps to build them up and encourages them to be the BEST they can be. Notice how this mother promoted "character education" in encouraging her son!
The Potosi School District spotlights one character trait each month during the school year. They are as follows:
*September - Respect
*October - Responsibility
*November - Citizenship
*December - Caring
*January - Self-Discipline
*February - Honesty
*March - Fairness
*April - Courage
*May - Perseverance
Click on the tabs above to explore ideas and activities for each trait!
The Potosi Character Education Initiative is a deliberate effort to develop strong character based on traits that help people live and work together. (June 2009)