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Click here for the intended use of the character-building agenda sections below.

The Six Pillars of Character® - 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.

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.

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.

People of Character
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 Web site. This comprehensive character outline helps teachers depict for their students how people have exemplified each pillar and corresponding trait.

 

Sections to Record Weekly Goals & Long-Term Assignments
keep students well prepared and organized.

 


Home/School Communication Section
encourages correspondence between teachers and the families of students.

 


Daily Family Member Signature Block
helps ensure assignments are reviewed at home.

 

Ample Space to Record Daily Assignments

 





Several pages of resource materials appropriate for middle/jr. high school students (grades 6-8) are also provided in the CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas. This information serves as a functional reference tool for students.
     

“CHARACTER COUNTS!” and “The Six Pillars of Character” are registered trademarks of Josephson Institute.


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