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5.0 Wheels of Success Domain

Each month emphasizes a different one of The Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship). Each week features a different corresponding trait. This layout provides teachers and families with an organized framework for leading discussions about good character.

Person of Character Biography

A different influential person of character, who demonstrates one of the pillars and traits through his or her life commitments or specific actions, is also profiled each week. Included are an original drawing, brief biography (written for teachers and families to review with the student), inspirational quotation, and informational website. This comprehensive character outline helps teachers depict for their students how people have exemplified each pillar and corresponding trait.

Value-, Skill-, or Trait-Related Contribution

matches each person’s story to a trait corresponding with the monthly pillar to illustrate the topic of the week and further highlight the person’s positive impact on the world and the qualities that define good character.

Question/Exercise

The questions and/or exercises in the discussion idea section are designed to stimulate classroom discussion about the topic of the week. They accompany our character biographies to help students relate to The Six Pillars of Character and offer them suggestions on how they can practice integrating the topic into their own lives. Also for use by families in the student’s home, the questions/exercises enable teachers to implement character education in their classrooms with little or no planning on their part.

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