Character education involves teaching students the building blocks of character, culminating in self-awareness, to help in their decision-making and coping skills throughout life. People of good character don't become bullies, don't tolerate bullying, and know how to handle and respond to bullying threats so that they are less likely to become targets.
A total of 40 states support character education in schools through federal funding or legislation. It's never too early for parents or teachers to start teaching character education. With the right tools and character education resources, character education and anti bullying programs can be incorporated in to any school subject, sport or after school activity.
Show children how to identify and label their own feelings and the feelings of others, teach the 10 building blocks of good character, and give children the coping skills they need to handle common stresses and life situations through character education.
Character education is a learning program that can be taught at any age level, to any students, in order to help them build the life skills they need for success, including self-confidence, communication skills, moral decision-making abilities, and emotional intelligence.
Teachers in every subject, at every grade level, have a responsibility to incorporate character education in to their curriculum. Character education is mandated in 18 states, and supported through legislation or funding in nearly all the rest, as well.
Character education is not just our number one weapon in the fight against bullying. Character education:
Improves productivity in the classroom for higher test scores
Improves interpersonal relationships
Helps students create lifelong positive habits for greater success