You’ve probably seen my recent blog post about “Character All Stars“.
I want to talk a little bit about the thinking that went into the show. This post is deep on theory, but I think you’ll find it both worthwhile and enlightening at the same time.
Teaching character education is a unique challenge. With subjects like reading and science there’s hard information. Once you get a student to retain that information, you can move on to new material.
Character education is different. On an intellectual level it’s pretty simple to grasp. If you ask anyone whether we should respect others or be trustworthy, they’ll automatically say yes. It’s a no-brainer.
Even if you ask someone what being respectful or trustworthy means, they’ll probably give you some solid answers. Society teaches us those things from an early age.
So Why Doesn’t Any of This Translate
into the Way We Behave?