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Character Counts
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Character Counts

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Basic information to use with students about the various aspects of character.

Basic information to use with students about the various aspects of character.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Character Counts!
  • 3. Character is who we really are. It's what we do when no one is looking. It's the accumulation of thoughts, values, words and actions. These become the habits that comprise our character. That character determines our destiny. A person of character thinks right and does right according to universal values. Your family helps mold your thoughts, words, and actions, but here are other major influences on your character: • people we admire • people who spend time with us • reactions we observe • goals • expectations • games • friends • life experiences • stories we hear • books we read • words we hear • music we hear • TV shows and movies What is Character?
  • 4. Why Should I Learn This? The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty . —Winston Churchill <ul><li>Character development is essential to success in education and life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More learning goes on in a classroom where everyone has good character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less time is wasted on discipline and writing referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better grades are earned when all students are pursuing excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The classroom is safer when everyone is showing good character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A positive environment is created by everyone practicing good character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will be seen as good, fair, and honest people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers seek out people of good character </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Caring <ul><li>Be kind </li></ul><ul><li>Be compassionate and show you care </li></ul><ul><li>Express gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive others </li></ul><ul><li>Help people in need </li></ul>
  • 6. Fairness <ul><li>Play by the rules </li></ul><ul><li>Take turns and share </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded; listen to others </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take advantage of others </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t blame others carelessly </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Be tolerant of differences </li></ul><ul><li>Use good manners, not bad language </li></ul><ul><li>Be considerate of the feelings of others </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements </li></ul>Respect
  • 8. <ul><li>Do what you are supposed to do </li></ul><ul><li>Persevere: keep on trying! </li></ul><ul><li>Always do your best </li></ul><ul><li>Use self-control - Be self-disciplined </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you act — consider the consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Be accountable for your choices </li></ul>Responsibility
  • 9. <ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t deceive, cheat or steal </li></ul><ul><li>Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do </li></ul><ul><li>Have the courage to do the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>Build a good reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country </li></ul>Trustworthy
  • 10. <ul><li>Do your share to make your school and community better </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in community affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Stay informed; vote </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good neighbor </li></ul><ul><li>Obey laws and rules </li></ul><ul><li>Respect authority </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the environment </li></ul>Citizenship
  • 11. How to remember: The Six Pillars of Character Red = Heart Orange = Sharing Yellow = Golden Rule Green = Finances Blue = True Blue Purple = State
  • 12. THE END
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