"A teacher affects all eternity. You never know where his influence
-- Henry Adams


Adults' overriding concern about children is not health problems, safety or poverty - topics so often the focus of professional child advocates - but rather character and values.  "The public believes values are a vaccine; if you inoculate teens with them, they will be able to resist the world's many troubles."

T (TEACH): Teach children their character counts. People of character know difference between right and wrong with their actions guided by the pillars.

E (ENFORCE): Instill the pillars by rewarding good behavior while discouraging negative instance with fair and consistent consequences. Demonstrate courage to enforce pillars even when it's tough.

A (ADVOCATE): Encourage children to live up to Six Pillars. Do not be neutral about their importance.

M (MODEL): Set an example; "Preach what we practice."


Looking for practical ideas to Integrate Character Education? Check these pages out.

An Action Plan For Integrating CHARACTER COUNTS!

Code of Ethics for Teachers

How to Teach the Six Pillars of Character

Integrating Character Education Into Your School

Administrator Standards for Character Education


Role of Administrators

Role of Teacher

Role of Other Certified Staff

Role of Support Staff

Role of Students


Assessment Survey

Evaluation as a Measurement of Success

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