Start Early: Teaching Character in Early Childhood Education

“The early years of life provide the foundation for what is to come in terms of social, intellectual and moral development. A child’s capacity to think out problems, built from “lived experience” is indicative of social skills, moral reasoning and intelligence” according to Darcia Narvaez’s research. Considering this, why isn’t there more of an emphasis … Continue reading “Start Early: Teaching Character in Early Childhood Education”

5 Random Acts of Kindness for Teachers and Why You Should Do One Now

by Rebecca Bauer Last week, a friend sent me the article, “Why So Many Teachers Feel Bad So Much of the Time”, and asked me what I thought. I was about halfway through reading it when I received a text from a different friend, a first-year high school English teacher, asking me what exactly my job was, … Continue reading “5 Random Acts of Kindness for Teachers and Why You Should Do One Now”

What is Character Education?

Fourth in a series by student teacher Rebecca Bauer who graduated from a National School of Character and wants to make sure that as a teacher she includes character education. After completing my student teaching, I find myself asking the question that I probably should have started with. What is Character Education and what does … Continue reading “What is Character Education?”

Time for Character Education

Third in a series by student teacher Rebecca Bauer. She graduated from a National School of Character and wants to make sure that as a teacher she includes character education, but she is finding it challenging. Even at an elementary school as great as the one that I was working at, I still felt the … Continue reading “Time for Character Education”

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