Integration of character education in curriculum material
1. Demonstrate a spirit of loyalty to the school as an institution. Practice honesty with your administrators, faculty, the office staff, counselors, parents, and, those you teach daily.2. Begin your day using the ethical atmosphere of trustworthiness in all you say, painting thoughts with words like loyalty and reliability.3. Be honest in your conduct and words speaking only that which you intend to do, or promises you know are within your ability to keep. If circumstances change which are beyond your control extend to the staff, students, parents, and to all involved an ethical explanation. Refrain from excuses and blaming others. Apology is the fruit of earnestness in the trust value
4. Be consistently honest in your words and actions. Speak only truth that is in line with honesty. In assisting people who will make decisions be open and honest. Don’t deceive with "word playing". Be up front and give truthful information that make for the wisest decisions. Put who you claim to be into the words you speak.5. Walk the ethical walk. Talk the ethical talk. Be behaviorally in line with your ethical walk and talk .6. Establish in your classroom the rules and school policies, which demonstrate honesty, promise- keeping, loyalty, and integrity.
7. Display character visibly in your teaching area. Have definitions and illustrations of trustworthiness, honesty, promise-keeping, loyalty, and integrity as reminders of classroom ethical behavior.8. Compliment your students, not for specific things they do, but for their character. Point out that the things they do are an extension of inner qualities.9. Have audible praise for students you see demonstrating character in the classroom. When possible give them tangible incentives.
10. Help students stay sensitive to character qualities by inviting them to recite, describe, or demonstrate trustworthy behavior in business, church, or community activities. Naming specific people should be encouraged.11. Bring a "newsworthy" person to the classroom who can be questioned by the students as to why they choose to behave in a trustworthy manner.
True False I keep my promises; I am a person of my word. I am reliable; I follow through on commitments. I am honest I keep secrets; I never betray a confidence or a trust. I have integrity; I dont cave in to temptation. I am loyal when loyalty is appropriate.I think I am/am not a trustworthy person because: ___________________