Tag: Character Education

Educators and Law Enforcement: Teaming for Character Education

Students often stop to speak to their school’s resource officer (SRO) as she walks the halls of Pine Ridge Middle School in Naples, Florida. Seventh graders routinely ask Corporal Sandra Sprenger of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, “When is our next ethics class?” Their enthusiasm for the mini-course,¬†Ethics for Young Adults, is shared by members

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The Kind of Learning We Need

Empowering our middle school students to make the world a better place. At Americans Who Tell The Truth, we are eager to stir the hearts and minds of young people towards caring deeply and acting boldly to make our world a better place. Often such initiatives are reserved for experiences outside school learning. We believe, however,

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Soft Skills: Preparing Kids for Life After School

Colleges and employers emphasize the importance of core skills. Standards writers, curriculum designers, and classroom teachers have spent the past several years clamoring to find ways to revitalize curriculum and instruction and increase rigor in ways that prepare students for life after school. We all agree that students need an education that prepares them for

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