Where Gardens Grow Character

We believe gardening in schools is a necessity. Most of us probably know that school gardens are a great teaching tool that can be used to enrich curriculum and improve physical health, but we believe in gardens as a way to grow character.  We see this everyday in our garden. We see children sharing, working … Continue reading “Where Gardens Grow Character”

Technology and Character Education

By Lindsey Wright The use of technology has been a growing force in education. Once, classrooms were relatively isolated, nestled into a school in a suburb, small town or city. Now, regardless of physical location, today’s students have access to the larger world through the Internet. However, the focus of education itself has not necessarily … Continue reading “Technology and Character Education”

You Got A Case

by Marvin Berkowitz, of the University of Missouri’s Center for Character & Citizenship I was recently asked how to convince people that character education actually works. The cynicism, skepticism, and conservativism out there often astounds me. Amy Johnston, the award-winning principal of 2008 National School of Character Francis Howell Middle School (St. Charles, MO), expresses the same … Continue reading “You Got A Case”


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