H.O.P.E. – Souls, Minds and Hearts, All Beating as One

Conference By Maricarmen Esper, author, speaker, character educator As we all agree, character education is the main and essential part of education around the world. If we want a world with high ethics, virtues and peace, then governments, schools, families and communities all must promote, educate, evaluate, and try so hard to work for it.

Lessons in Character and Integrity from Les Miserables

It seems like everyone just can’t get enough of Les Miserables.  It’s the world’s longest running musical, now seen by 60M people in 42 countries.  Along the way, it’s received 96 major international awards.  The most recent movie version is a box office smash, earning eight Academy Awards nominations.

Character Education in the Digital Age

Note: This is one in a series of excerpts from Jason Ohler’s book, Digital Community, Digital Citizenship, which explores the development of character education for those living a digital lifestyle. PARTYCIPATION: SETTING THE STAGE Digital citizenship is the term the world of K12 education has adopted to describe the many ethical and character education issues … Continue reading “Character Education in the Digital Age”

Recent Scandals Highlight Need for Role Models

When I was growing up, I heard adults say: “Do as I say, not as I do.”  After spending the last decade as a public school superintendent, it didn’t take me long to realize that the kids of this millennium don’t have much use for that approach. Instead, they prefer role models whom they can … Continue reading “Recent Scandals Highlight Need for Role Models”

When Legal Isn’t Enough: Penn State’s Moral Character Issues

As you have probably heard by now, Penn State’s illustrious football program is in shambles following allegations that several boys were molested by Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator, in a Penn State facility as part of a program hosted by the school. The school officials’ decision not to report the assault to the police is … Continue reading “When Legal Isn’t Enough: Penn State’s Moral Character Issues”

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