CHARACTER EDUCATION      Pat Vandergeest
Thesis           For my senior graduation project I plan on           showing every person how important character        ...
Personal Connection
What is it?                        “Character education is the deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the ...
Components of Character Education                   Responsibility              Fairness                   Perseverance   ...
Why is this needed?•   Divorce•   Depression•   Anxieties•   Mental instability
Depression                     • #1 mental disorder among teens                     • 15% become bipolar                  ...
DEPRESSION  #1 cause of suicide                        12 times more likely  Jobs, school, and relationships are harder  8...
Factors of Depression                                   Friend loss                                   Bullying            ...
Suicide                      •             In a 2002 survey...                                            •             Th...
Teen Suicide• 60% use guns• 1/3 have tried before succeeding• 90% have had mental or abuse problems• More common for Bisex...
SOME FACTORS OF                                          SUICIDE               Physical abuse               Sexual abuse  ...
Divorce• 1.5 million children• 70% more likely to have difficulty in school• 50% first marriages• 75% second marriageshttp:/...
Divorce (continued)  • 1/3 kids drop out  • Guilt  • Females hurt morehttp://www.divorcereform.org/edu.html               ...
Separation anxiety               • Mostly young kids               • 2-5% of kids suffer               • Divorce isn’t onl...
SEPARATION ANXIETY                           AT HOME            Nervous about leaving the house            Refusal to go t...
Separation Anxiety at School                                                                           • Low self-esteem i...
How Does This Help???
WILLARD                                                                       DAGGETThttp://lh3.ggpht.com/_2AdDJ0p7a_w/Sdl...
Character Education in Public Schools       Public Schools of Broward County in Florida                        Eight Chara...
CHARACTER EDUCATION              IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS                        The Swain School (Elementary and Middle School)...
KENNESAW HIGH SCHOOL                                             (GEORGIA)                                                ...
Stuart High School (virginia)                                                                                       http:/...
Upper Merion High School❖   CAST❖   Soon to be peer concealing❖   Community of Caring      ❖   Challenge Day              ...
APPLICATION   video here
Touch the Shoulder
Work CitedAmerican Association of Suicidology. “Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Research, Education, Training.” Suicide ...
Work CitedIannelli, Vincent. “Suicide and Suicide Prevention .” Suicide and Suicide Prevention . National Suicide Preventi...
Work CitedThe Swain School. “Character Education.” The Swain School, Private School Character Education, Independent Schoo...
Pictures Citedhttp://www.queensburyschool.org/schools/QES/guidance/images/clip_image002.jpghttp://www.cortland.edu/charact...
Pictures Citedhttp://www.swain.org/student_life/character.phphttp://www.cobbk12.org/kennesawmountain/images/1.jpghttp://ca...
ConclusionWhat I learned?How would you do it if you ran a school?
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My SGP is on Character Education. This Keynote tells you what character education is, why it is needed, how it can help, and how some schools work character education into their lessons

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  1. 1. CHARACTER EDUCATION Pat Vandergeest
  2. 2. Thesis For my senior graduation project I plan on showing every person how important character education is and what kind of affects it has on our lives.http://www.queensburyschool.org/schools/QES/guidance/images/clip_image002.jpg
  3. 3. Personal Connection
  4. 4. What is it? “Character education is the deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the individual and good for society.” Dr. Thomas Lickona http://www.cortland.edu/character/bios.htm<http://www.charactered.net/main/traits.asp>
  5. 5. Components of Character Education Responsibility Fairness Perseverance Respect Caring Integrity Self-discipline Patriotism Citizenship Honesty<http://www.charactered.net/main/traits.asp>
  6. 6. Why is this needed?• Divorce• Depression• Anxieties• Mental instability
  7. 7. Depression • #1 mental disorder among teens • 15% become bipolar • 2/3 suffer from other mental disorders • More than 30% abuse alcohol/drugs<http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics/>.
  8. 8. DEPRESSION #1 cause of suicide 12 times more likely Jobs, school, and relationships are harder 80% can be treated Risky sexual behavior http://www.maddsoga.com/uploads/3/9/2/4/3924283/7446031_orig.jpg<http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics/>.
  9. 9. Factors of Depression Friend loss Bullying Abuse Trauma Long-term illness Disabilities Negative use of Internet http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vu64LjJtZRE/TI081OSQIkI/AAAAAAAAAU4/vSjJ3BjZ9xQ/s1600/Mental+Depression.JPG<http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics/>.
  10. 10. Suicide • In a 2002 survey... • Third Leading cause of death among teens • 1 in 5 think about it • 1 in 6 make plans • 1 in 12 attempt • In 2009... • 90,000 killed and about 4 million attempts<http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home> <http://www.yellodyno.com/pdf/Teen_Suicide.pdf><http://pediatrics.about.com/od/suicide/a/808_suicide_prv.htm>. <http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics/ http://i.ehow.com/images/a05/37/03/mental-depression-treatment-200X200.jpg
  11. 11. Teen Suicide• 60% use guns• 1/3 have tried before succeeding• 90% have had mental or abuse problems• More common for Bisexual and Homosexual teens <http://www.yellodyno.com/pdf/Teen_Suicide.pdf><http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home> <http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics<http://pediatrics.about.com/od/suicide/a/808_suicide_prv.htm>. http://www.pueblospc.org/images/NSPL_Logo.jpg (picture)
  12. 12. SOME FACTORS OF SUICIDE Physical abuse Sexual abuse Poor communication with parents Incarceration Exposure http://www.depressioncell.com/UserFiles/2010/1/12/U.S.%20Mental%20Health%20System%20Broken%20For%20Americans%20Living%20With%20Depression.jpg<http://www.yellodyno.com/pdf/Teen_Suicide.pdf> <http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home><http://www.teendepression.org/stats/teenage-depression-statistics/ <http://pediatrics.about.com/od/suicide/a/808_suicide_prv.htm>.
  13. 13. Divorce• 1.5 million children• 70% more likely to have difficulty in school• 50% first marriages• 75% second marriageshttp://www.divorcereform.org/edu.htmlhttp://www.azteenmagazine.com/real-life.php?article=90 http://looneytunes09.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/depression.jpg
  14. 14. Divorce (continued) • 1/3 kids drop out • Guilt • Females hurt morehttp://www.divorcereform.org/edu.html http://dallasattorney-divorce-childcustody.com/images/Dallas_Child_Divorce_Attorney.jpghttp://www.azteenmagazine.com/real-life.php?article=90
  15. 15. Separation anxiety • Mostly young kids • 2-5% of kids suffer • Divorce isn’t only cause http://billbishopattorney.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/divorce.24403249_std.jpg • Hard to diagnosehttp://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/info_separationanxiety.asp
  16. 16. SEPARATION ANXIETY AT HOME Nervous about leaving the house Refusal to go to school Fear of parent being harmed while away Nightmares Faking illnesses http://billbishopattorney.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/divorce.24403249_std.jpghttp://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/info_separationanxiety.asp
  17. 17. Separation Anxiety at School • Low self-esteem in class • Not wanting to participate • Difficulty paying attention http://sp.life123.com/bm.pix/separation-anxiety.s600x600.jpghttp://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/info_separationanxiety.asp
  18. 18. How Does This Help???
  19. 19. WILLARD DAGGETThttp://lh3.ggpht.com/_2AdDJ0p7a_w/SdlqHloAh9E/AAAAAAAAGLk/eYPzYKt0LgA/SamuelGSavaDistinguishedLectureByWillardDaggett.jpg
  20. 20. Character Education in Public Schools Public Schools of Broward County in Florida Eight Character Traits Character Education Posters Reward <http://www.browardschools.com/schools/character.htm > http://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/character/street_sign.jpg
  21. 21. CHARACTER EDUCATION IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS The Swain School (Elementary and Middle School) Virtues of the Month Birthday Groups Community Service Projects http://www.swain.org/student_life/character.php Buddy Program<http://www.swain.org/ student_life/character.php>.
  22. 22. KENNESAW HIGH SCHOOL (GEORGIA) http://www.cobbk12.org/kennesawmountain/images/1.jpg Character Education period Seniors teach Character-Centered Teachinghttp://www.cobbk12.org/kennesawmountain/ac_charactered.htm
  23. 23. Stuart High School (virginia) http://carnegie.org/fileadmin/Media/Publications/Reporter/13/crisis_riddile.jpg From dangerous to safe Dr. Mel Riddile Leader of school leadership 2006 NASSP National Principal of the Year Principal’s Executive Councilhttp://www.utdanacenter.org/umln/downloads/atlanta10/riddile_stuartcase_umln2010.pdf
  24. 24. Upper Merion High School❖ CAST❖ Soon to be peer concealing❖ Community of Caring ❖ Challenge Day http://www.umasd.org/13342092365036997/lib/13342092365036997/images/community%20of%20caring%20logo.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EWMxOLZnTKQ/SbRcqXj9OZI/AAAAAAAAAJk/XYMvMIk_seA/S220/Community-Alliance-Safer-Logo.jpg http://www.umasd.org/1333101395428680/lib/1333101395428680/CastLogo.jpg
  25. 25. APPLICATION video here
  26. 26. Touch the Shoulder
  27. 27. Work CitedAmerican Association of Suicidology. “Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Research, Education, Training.” Suicide Prevention, Intervention,Research, Education, Training. Ed. American Association of Suicidology. American Association of Suicidology, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2011. <http://www.suicidology.org/‌web/‌guest/‌home>.American Psychiatric Association, et al. “Separation Anxiety Disorder.” Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens. Massachusetts General Hospital, 2010. Web. 13Mar. 2011. <http://www2.massgeneral.org/‌schoolpsychiatry/‌info_separationanxiety.asp>.Borward County Public Schools. “Character Education.” Character Education. Broward County Public Schools, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. <http://www.browardschools.com/‌schools/‌character.htm >.Cobb County School District. “Kennesaw Mountain High School- Academics-Character Education.” Kennesaw Mountain High School. Cobb County School District, 2009.Web. 21 Mar. 2011. <http://www.cobbk12.org/‌kennesawmountain/‌ac_charactered.htm>.Daggett, Willard, and Raymond J McNulty. “Best Leadership Practices in the Model High Schools .” Leadership. By Willard Daggett and Raymond J McNulty. Vol. 34.Sacramento: Association of California School Administrators , 2001. 15. ProQuest Education Journals. Web. 18 Mar. 2011. <http://proquest.umi.com/‌pqdweb?index=3&did=815241331&SrchMode=2&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1303146332&clientId=11783>.GreatSchools. “Top discipline mistakes parents of older kids make - Behavior & Discipline /‌ GreatSchools.” GreatSchools. GreatSchools, Inc. , 2010. Web. 4 Apr. 2011.<http://www.greatschools.org/‌parenting/‌behavior-discipline/‌2600-top-discipline-mistakes-middle-and-high-school.gs?page=all>.GreatSchools Inc. “Top discipline mistakes parents of tykes make - Behavior & Discipline /‌ GreatSchools.” GreatSchools. GreatSchools, 2010. Web. 5 Apr. 2011. <http://www.greatschools.org/‌parenting/‌behavior-discipline/‌2585-top-discipline-mistakes-pre-K-to-2nd-grade.gs?page=1>.Huitt, William G., and Gordon G. Vessels. “Character Development .” Encyclopedia of Education. . Ed. James W. Guthrie. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan Reference USA,,2003. 259-263. Gale Virtual Reference Library. 2nd ed. Web. 22 Dec. 2010. <http://go.galegroup.com/‌ps/‌retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&inPS=true&prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=king46652&tabID=T003&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=1&contentSet=GALE%7CCX3403200101&&docId=GALE|CX3403200101&docType=GALE&role=>.
  28. 28. Work CitedIannelli, Vincent. “Suicide and Suicide Prevention .” Suicide and Suicide Prevention . National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 22 Feb. 2009. Web. 16 Feb. 2011.<http://pediatrics.about.com/‌od/‌suicide/‌a/‌808_suicide_prv.htm>.International Center for Leadership in Education. “Stuart High School.” utdanacenter.org/‌umln/‌downloads/‌atlanta10/‌riddile_stuartcase_umln2010.pdf.International Center for Leadership in Education, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <http://www.utdanacenter.org/‌umln/‌downloads/‌atlanta10/‌riddile_stuartcase_umln2010.pdf>.Jeynes, William H. “Children of Divorce: Educational Achievement.” Children of Divorce: Educational Achievement. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2011. <http://www.divorcereform.org/‌edu.html>.Jordan, Bethany. “My Parent’s Divorce .” az Teen Magazine Apr. 2007: n. pag. My Parent’s Divorce: Article By Teen Bethany Jordan, High SchoolSophomore. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <http://www.azteenmagazine.com/‌real-life.php?article=90>.Kazarian, Cindi. “Character Education: Free Resources, Materials, Lesson Plans .” goodcharacter.com. Live Wire Media, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2010. <http://www.goodcharacter.com/>.The National Center for Youth Issues. “Character Traits.” CharacterEd.Net - Character Traits . The National Center for Youth Issues, 2007. Web. 29 Feb.2011. <http://www.charactered.net/‌main/‌traits.asp>.National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center. Facts for Teens: Teen Suicide. Rockville: National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, 2002.Child Abuse Prevention: Prevent Child Victimization: Safe Kids with Yello Dyno. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. <http://www.yellodyno.com/‌pdf/‌Teen_Suicide.pdf>.
  29. 29. Work CitedThe Swain School. “Character Education.” The Swain School, Private School Character Education, Independent School Character Education, Private MiddleSchool Character Education, Private Elementary School Character Education. The Swain School, n.d. Web. 31 Feb. 2011. <http://www.swain.org/‌student_life/‌character.php>.Teen Depression, comp. “Teen Depression Statistics - Teen Depression.” Teen Depression. Teen Depression, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2011. <http://www.teendepression.org/‌stats/‌teenage-depression-statistics/>.
  30. 30. Pictures Citedhttp://www.queensburyschool.org/schools/QES/guidance/images/clip_image002.jpghttp://www.cortland.edu/character/bios.htmhttp://www.pueblospc.org/images/NSPL_Logo.jpghttp://looneytunes09.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/depression.jpghttp://dallasattorney-divorce-childcustody.com/images/Dallas_Child_Divorce_Attorney.jpghttp://billbishopattorney.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/divorce.24403249_std.jpghttp://billbishopattorney.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/divorce.24403249_std.jpghttp://sp.life123.com/bm.pix/separation-anxiety.s600x600.jpghttp://lh3.ggpht.com/_2AdDJ0p7a_w/SdlqHloAh9E/AAAAAAAAGLk/eYPzYKt0LgA/SamuelGSavaDistinguishedLectureByWillardDaggett.jpghttp://www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/character/street_sign.jpghttp://www.maddsoga.com/uploads/3/9/2/4/3924283/7446031_orig.jpg
  31. 31. Pictures Citedhttp://www.swain.org/student_life/character.phphttp://www.cobbk12.org/kennesawmountain/images/1.jpghttp://carnegie.org/fileadmin/Media/Publications/Reporter/13/crisis_riddile.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EWMxOLZnTKQ/SbRcqXj9OZI/AAAAAAAAAJk/XYMvMIk_seA/S220/Community-Alliance-Safer-Logo.jpghttp://www.umasd.org/13342092365036997/lib/13342092365036997/images/community%20of%20caring%20logo.jpghttp://www.umasd.org/1333101395428680/lib/1333101395428680/CastLogo.jpghttp://jiulongjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/question-marks-288x300.jpghttp://i.ehow.com/images/a05/37/03/mental-depression-treatment-200X200.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vu64LjJtZRE/TI081OSQIkI/AAAAAAAAAU4/vSjJ3BjZ9xQ/s1600/Mental+Depression.JPGhttp://www.depressioncell.com/UserFiles/2010/1/12/U.S.%20Mental%20Health%20System%20Broken%20For%20Americans%20Living%20With%20Depression.jpg
  32. 32. ConclusionWhat I learned?How would you do it if you ran a school?

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