P1 Conclusion

Principle 1 Conclusion

We hope that after reading through these pages you can see the critical role that core values can play in setting the direction and creating a foundation for character initiatives.

By taking steps to identify and affirm a specific set of core values, building a common language, and making everyone a partner, you can instill the purpose of your core values in your community.


Earn the Principle 1 Badge

Are you Proficient in Principle 1?

If you think you’re ready to pursue your badge for this Principle you can complete the reflection question below and submit it to one of our facilitators for review. Once you submit your reflection your response will be reviewed and the facilitator will let you know when you’ve met the criteria for your Principle 1 badge. In order to be eligible for a badge you must have also participated in at least one of the conversations for each of the Principle modules.


Why is it important to define, implement and embed core values into a school’s culture?


Please provide a thoughtful response that demonstrates your understanding of Principle 1, and how it relates to your current setting. Your response must be at least 500 words. (Please write your response in a separate document for your records and then copy and paste into this form).

    Promising PracticeS

    Promising Practices are unique, specific, and effective character education strategies that are aligned with one or more of the 11 Principles. Every year, new practices are submitted from around the world and evaluated for their connections to the 11 Principles and potential for replication by other communities.