What is the ONE BIG ISSUE all parents are concerned about? Character!
Parents want to raise responsible young people who are honest, kind, compassionate, determined, and resilient.
Teachers want a classroom that is calm and respectful, one in which children feel safe and encouraged and can take the risks necessary to learn.
Yes, we all want character.
We need to exhibit character in our own lives and we desire others to live by a moral code. We want to feel safe around others and we want to be able to be proud of our own words and choices.
We all want a good reputation – we want others to think highly of us in a good way. The foundation of a good reputation is solid character.
We want our bosses at work to be people of character. We want our friends to be loyal, honest, and sincere – all good character qualities.
If character is really important to us, we will take steps in order to develop character – in our lives and in the lives of those we influence.
We learn from the example of others and we learn from reading and studying character. There are several good resources available on the subject of character.
The Good Curriculum will be providing a “Character course for elementary students in the very near future. Keep posted.
The Good Curriculum “Character” course will be a tool to start the character discussion…the chance to ask questions and explore core values and principles you and/or your family find important.
Take the time to invest in character and the returns you receive will be well worth your effort.
The Good Curriculum is a comprehensive video-based, self-taught, self-paced, reading-intensive, writing-intensive, systematic online K-12 curriculum.