Preventing Academic Dishonesty Part 2: What Teachers Can Do

From a teacher’s perspective, cheating is both a major hassle and a serious disappointment. When students cheat, teachers must bother first with catching the cheating and then with dispensing punishment. They’ll also have to deal with feelings of disappointment in students they’d trusted as they know cheating is a demonstration of the student’s failure to … Continue reading “Preventing Academic Dishonesty Part 2: What Teachers Can Do”

Surprising Ways to Nurture Empathy in Kids

by Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Empathy is the moral virtue that helps children “identify with and feel other people’s concerns.” When they do, they are more likely to reach out and respond in more caring, compassionate ways to others. Unlike genetics or appearance or most temperaments, empathy can be cultivated, and research shows that infants … Continue reading “Surprising Ways to Nurture Empathy in Kids”

38 Parenting Practices That Build Moral Intelligence

REALITY CHECK: The family is the first school of virtue. Even in our increasingly toxic culture, parents can still have the inside track in their children’s development because parents are their children’s first and most important moral teachers. That premise only applies, though, if parents choose to use their moral influence. Remember, children do not … Continue reading “38 Parenting Practices That Build Moral Intelligence”

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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