This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness. This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life. Each lesson defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives.
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This unique resource gives you hundreds of ready-to-use lessons and illustrated activity sheets for teaching children to define 18 specific character traits representative of good character, recognize the traits in action, and apply them daily to situations at home, at school, and in the community.
You?ll find an "Introductory Worksheet" that helps you explain the philosophy underlying the lessons to your class followed by 18 self-contained instructional units you can use in any order with students of varying abilities. Each unit includes:
HAVING RESPECT FOR YOURSELF provides six complete instructional units to help students develop qualities we expect in anyone of good character, including honesty (saying or doing what is true... integrity (keeping your promise)... humility (not bragging about yourself)... responsibility (seeing what needs to be done and doing it)... effort (doing the best job you can)... and pride (doing things that promise health, not harm, to our body and mind).
HAVING RESPECT FOR OTHERS offers six ready-to-use units to help students understand and apply traits that reflect our regard and consideration for others, such as peace-seeking (finding practical ways to solve problems)... generosity (sharing what you have)... compassion (caring about the needs of others).... forgiving (letting bad feelings for someone go)... understanding others (knowing how someone else would feel or act)... loyalty (being a friend to someone all of the time).
HAVING A POSITIVE OUTLOOK presents six more instructional units to teach students traits that convey a positive outlook and desire to improve one?s life, including a sense of humor (looking for the lighter side of things)... fairness (following the rules)... open-mindedness (accepting new information)... initiative (knowing what needs to be done and doing it)... optimism (finding good or hopeful things about life)... risk-taking (trying something new or different).
CHARACTER BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS gives you a flexible, ready-to-use program for teaching children to understand and apply character traits to their lives?a program that provides clear objectives, interesting and thoughtful activities, and tools for evaluating student achievement.About the Author:
Darlene Mannix (B.S. in Education, Taylor University; M.S. in Learning Disabilities, Indiana University) has been both a special and regular classroom teacher for the past 20 years.? Her teaching assignments have included multicategorical resource rooms, a pilot program for language disordered children, emotionally handicapped classes for elementary students, and inclusion teacher for middle school learning disabled students.? She has written many practical resources for teachers.
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Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2001. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130425842