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Quotes ActivityRead the quotes and select one that you like. Reflect : why do you like it?Share your reflection with the person next to your right
AgendaObjectives – Share the framework ofCharacter Counts program.Expectations – interactive discussion, lots ofquestions, share your ideas and experiencesTrust the process – please participate fully
MISION CAG PROGRAMA DE VALORES«Nuestra misión es conferir a los alumnos Nuestro PROGRAMA DE VALORES del PODER para alcanzar su MAXIMO refuerza la MISION CAG, el cual, POTENCIAL e INSPIRARLOS a llevar integrado al currículo busca:VIDAS SIGNIFICATIVAS como miembros RESPONSABLES de una SOCIEDAD GLOBAL» Valorar el aprendizaje continuo Creemos en: como fuente de conocimiento y Las características y necesidades bienestar para toda la vida. únicas de nuestros alumnos Utilizar en forma responsable las (intelectuales, sociales, emocionales y destrezas tecnológicas y de físicas) comunicación que contribuyen a su aprendizaje. El respeto por la diversidad religiosa, Mostrar un sentido de conciencia y política, social y cultural cuidado de su medio ambiente. El fortalecimiento de los rasgos de Demostrar respeto, comprensión y carácter positivo y valores éticos aprecio por la diversidad cultural La responsabilidad compartida de toda Desarrollar hábitos y actitudes que la comunidad educativa para alcanzar fomenten un ambiente físico y estándares de excelencia en todos los emocional seguro en la comunidad educativa. aspectos de sus vidas
How did Character Counts start?Josephson Institute and Programs Aspen Declaration on Character Education The Six Pillars
People do not automatically develop good moral character; therefore, conscientious efforts must be made to instructyoung people in the values and abilities necessary for moral decision making and conduct. - Aspen Declaration .
To educate a child in the mind but not the morals is to educate a menace to society. - Theodore Roosevelt
Poster Activity• Step 1: Divide paper in half. On one side list the wordsrepresented in your pillar; on the other side draw the symbolsthat represent those words on your poster.• Step 2: Choose 4 words that best represent your pillar; choose1 symbol.• Step 3: Share your poster with the rest of the group
Responsibility• Responsibility requires that you recognize what you do — and don’t do — matters.
Activity Video Los niños hacen lo que venWhat was your reactions about this video?What does your reactions say about your role in this process?
• Process – How we make decisions. • The moral obligation is to make decisions fairly. This is called procedural fairness.• Results – What we decide (the substance of the decision). The consequences or benefits should be fair. • The moral obligation is to make fair decisions. This is called substantive fairness.
Teach Enforce Explain that success Praise good behavior. and happiness depend Discourage bad behavior. on who you are inside. Impose fair and consistent Teach the difference consequences – even between right and when difficult or costly to wrong using the Six do so – and follow through. Pillars of Character as your guide.
Advocate Model Encourage your Ensure that your own youngster to live up to behavior sends the the Six Pillars of right messages and Character – reinforces the right everywhere, all the thing. time! Be accountable. Tell stories of people you know who have acted with character.
Leprechaun TestIf you saved the life of a leprechaun and hegranted you one wish for your children, whatwould you choose? • Enormous wealth • Fabulous good looks • Superb athletic ability • Great fame • Genuine happiness
Leprechaun TestOkay, the leprechaun says, pick the qualityyou think is most likely to produce genuinehappiness: • Enormous wealth • Fabulous good looks • Superb athletic ability • Great fame • Deep and enduring personal relationships
Leprechaun TestFinally, he says, then you pick the quality mostlikely to produce deep and enduring personalrelationships. • Enormous wealth • Fabulous good looks • Superb athletic ability • Great fame • Good character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship
Leprechaun TestBefore you decide, think about this: Can youimagine having a deep and enduring personalrelationship with someone who: • You cannot trust? • Does not treat you with respect? • You can’t count on because he/she is irresponsible? • Is consistently unfair? • Is totally selfish; never thinks of others?
Leprechaun Lesson Having meaningful and enduring personal relationships is the surest road to happiness and having good character is the surest road to good relationships. Therefore, good character is the surest road to happiness.