Category Archives: Character Education

9 Real-Life Dilemmas to Get Kids Thinking About Choices

Decision-making skills are important. Use these nine scenarios with students to spark conversation, reflection, and, hopefully, better choices. You’re walking through the school hallway when you hear some friends saying mean things about a classmate. You feel uncomfortable hearing such … Continue reading

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Using Nature to Teach Character Across the Curriculum

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change Have you ever looked at the clouds and imagined seeing a horse or a pig? And have … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Real Kids, Real Stories Series!

This giveaway is now closed. This month we’re giving away all three books in the Real Kids, Real Stories series. The books include true stories featuring young people overcoming adversity to achieve great things, making a difference around the world, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories in Overcoming Challenges

By Garth Sundem, author of Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges: Overcoming Adversity Around the World Unless I’m misremembering, I once had a chance to interview famed psychologist Elizabeth Loftus about the formation of false memories. Really, her research is … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to the Movies! Using Film to Teach Leadership

By Mariam G. MacGregor, author of Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens. This post was originally published August 3, 2015. Movies are engaging tools for introducing and discussing leadership concepts. Dozens of movies—both classic and contemporary—portray strong leadership themes. Classic … Continue reading

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