Character Education Teacher Resources
As a teacher, you are responsible for not only shaping your students’ academic abilities, but their character as well. They should leave your classroom kinder than when they entered, with more empathy, higher self-esteem, and strong leadership skills that allow them to thrive in the 21st century.
That’s why Lesson Planet’s educational resource team has gathered a selection of character education resources for any grade level. Start with a resource book on the Habits of Mind that integrates persistence, positive self-talk, striving for accuracy, and flexible thinking into any subject’s curriculum. Reinforce kindness in the classroom with a series of lessons that focus on R.J. Palacio’s Wonder.
Recognizing and reflecting on one’s mistakes is an important aspect of character education. Help young writers strengthen their integrity with a writing prompt about when to tell the truth about a past mistake.
For older students, a series of group projects and activities strengthen youth leadership skills and decision making. You can extend these themes with a lesson on peacebuilders and what it means to choose peace over conflict in their everyday lives.
Your students are capable of so much in this new world, and we want to supplement your instruction as you help them realize their true potential. You’re there for them—and we’re here for you!