Featuring 48 New People of Character Discussion Ideas

Click Below to Learn the Intended Discussion Idea Outcomes for Each Domain …

Academic Competency Domain

Use of the CHARACTER COUNTS!® School Agendas 5.0 discussion ideas stresses the following academic values for students: • Make Ethical Decisions • Be Innovative • Make Rational Decisions • Use Your Knowledge • Find the Best Possible Solutions to Your Problems • Expand Your Mind • Connect With Your Community • Be Open to New Experiences • Be Dedicated to Education • Think Critically • Think Independently • Be Perceptive and Observant • Be Curious

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Social/Emotional Growth Domain

By using the CHARACTER COUNTS!® School Agendas 5.0 discussion ideas students learn how to apply these social/emotional skills: • Be Positive • Persevere • Be Resilient and Courageous • Accept Yourself • Create Positive Relationships • Communicate Effectively • Be Empathetic • Change the World for the Better • Demonstrate Leadership • Manage Conflicts Peacefully • Live Out Your Values and Beliefs • Display Self-Confidence • Demonstrate Flexibility • Set Goals for Yourself • Express Gratitude

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Character Development Domain

The CHARACTER COUNTS!® School Agendas 5.0 discussion ideas reinforce The Six Pillars of Character® (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship) by highlighting the following traits for students: • Be Self-Reliant • Live With Integrity • Be Reliable • Keep Your Promises • Protect the Environment • Participate in the Democratic Process • Support Others • Be Charitable • Treat Others With Respect • Make Fair Decisions • Respect Others’ Privacy • Help Others Make Healthy Choices in Their Lives • Be Courteous and Polite • Do What Should Be Done • Be Sincere • Respect Another’s Civil Rights • Be Loyal • Demonstrate the Importance of Character • Meet Civil Responsibilities • Respect Just Laws

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Positive School Climate Domain

Proper use of the new 5.0-infused CHARACTER COUNTS!® School Agendas encourages self-expression and a passion for learning while stressing tolerance, acceptance, and respect for others. The potential outcome … fewer incidents of bullying, improved teacher morale, and kids who become conscientious, positive, productive members of society. The people of character discussion ideas enable teachers to easily integrate the Josephson Institute’s Model Standards for Academic, Social, Emotional, and Character Development into their classes to further inspire an enthusiasm for learning within students while helping them develop their interpersonal skills.