What is Character Education? Almost Everything that Happens to You is Potentially Character Education
What is character education? Character education is the building of your character, your reputation, what you are known for.
The Dictionary defines character as
- the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing.
- one such feature or trait; characteristic.
- moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character.
- qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully.
- reputation: a stain on one's character.
- good repute.
- an account of the qualities or peculiarities of a person or thing.
- a person, esp. with reference to behavior or personality: a suspicious character.
The free encyclopedia Wikipedia offers a detailed discussion on character education traits.
The character of a person consists of different qualities or traits. Each trait is part of a person's character. When you know your own character traits, you often seek out people with similar ones.
However, children are unaware of the enormous quantity of character traits available. And, they may not know they can choose which character traits they want.
Reviewing this extensive list of character traits with your kids is one of the...
Character Education Activities
to help children deepen their understanding of what is character education.
One activity you can do is have your child make up a sentence with each of the character education traits.
You can make many lists of character traits from this comprehensive list.
For example, you can make lists for
- the good character traits,
- bad character traits,
- character traits of extraordinary leaders,
- character traits of successful people, even
- Godly character traits.
This activity should help plant seeds in your child's heart and mind about what is character education.
A second activity that follows up on the first is to have your child pick 5 or 10 of her most important character traits, the ones she'd like to have for herself.
Then, have her call (with your help if necessary)
- friends of the family,
- church or religious groups,
- the police and fire stations,
- local college or university officials if nearby,
- managers of grocery stores,
- small businesses owned by women, or
- anyone her heart desires
and speak with them about one of her favorite character traits.
She then can write a few paragraphs about each interview, as well as sending a thank you note to the person who willingly granted the interview.
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From my perspective, all of life presents...
Resources for Character Education
when we're looking for them.
There's been many reports that people on their death beds, when asked what they would do differently, all replied pretty much the same way: They wish they had shared more love with family and friends.
They didn't wish they had spent more time at the office, more time making more mone, or even travel more.
They all missed having more love in their lives.
From my perspective, character education is an ongoing, life-long process. It's not just for young people, it's for us adults as well.
The character of a nation is made up of the character of her people. Our character education changes as we mature, have more life experiences, discover more of who we are what what we want from life and to give to life.
At the core of life is our search for love, and is made up of character education lessons, which contain additional resources for character education.
Or here are some character education activities for kids that further help answer the question what is character education.
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Kindly treat us as you would family and friends. Thank you. Gratefully, Harvey