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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been tagged as “character counts”

Teaching Character Through Literature: Resilience

May 1, 2021 | Betsi Ashby

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ― Maya Angelou RESILIENCE: The ability to recover strength, determination, spirit, flexibility, and good humor in the face of change, mistakes and trials. Catch phrase: The only real failure … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Integrity

March 1, 2021 | Sharon Cumberland

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” — Franklin Roosevelt INTEGRITY: Having the inner strength to be truthful and trustworthy, acting justly and honorably, and being consistent in words and actions. Catch Phrase: Tell the truth. Keep your word. This week … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Stewardship

January 1, 2021 | Cheryl McCabe

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry STEWARDSHIP: The careful and responsible management of things entrusted to one’s care, including one’s mind, body, time, money, environment and property, with proper regard to … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Humility

December 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” ― Martin Luther HUMILITY: Knowing, accepting and being who we are while demonstrating modesty about our accomplishments and gifts, admitting mistakes and … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Gratitude

November 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton GRATITUDE: Being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive. Catch Phrase: Say thank you … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Diligence

September 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling DILIGENCE: Committing to doing tasks with excellence and persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Catch Phrase: Do your best; don’t give … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Resourcefulness

August 1, 2020 | Betsi Ashby

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ― Audrey Hepburn RESOURCEFULNESS: To act effectively and imaginatively, to use information and available resources wisely and efficiently. Catch phrase: You can figure this out! The character trait this month feels like more of a rallying cry … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 2: Black American Culture)

July 2, 2020 | Wisdom Wonder Project

“What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, German poet & physiognomist (1741-1801) CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 1)

July 1, 2020 | Cheryl McCabe

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater communities (family, school, local and country) through active service and respectful devotion to … Read More