The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching
Parker J. Palmer
Character education is connected primarily with the integrity of the teacher.
Roadmaps For Life, Notes From The Journey
Ms. Bowman shares her thoughts on moral education and challenges us to make acts of kindness and love a living thing within the school community.
Education by Intention, Not Default: How Independent Schools and Families Create Respectful Learning Cultures
Education takes place within the culture of a society, which is reflected in schools and households. But does our society have a culture? This article explains how one independent school creates a microculture congruent with that of the families whose children it serves.
Understanding Good and Evil in Children's Literature
Dr. Renee Fuller
Fuller maintains that it is no accident that stories of good and evil appear in all cultures -- they are essential to the mental health of young children.
From Outside In: How Out-of-School Programs Enrich Student Learning
The Director of Educational Programs at the World Affairs Council of Seattle defines key elements of citizenship today and then explains how out-of-school programs connected with in-school curriculum support education for citizenship.
Making the Most of "Teachable Moments"
Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.
Parents and teachers can find many ways to teach ethical behavior to children by recognizing the "teachable moments" that crop up every day.
Giraffes and Bats: A Giraffe Field Report
The Giraffe Project
Moral Questions in the Classroom: How to Get Kids to Think Deeply About Real Life and Their Schoolwork
by Katharine G. Simon
Yale University Press, 2001
The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion and Character at School
by Rachael Kessler
ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), April 2000
The Courage to Teach
by Parker Palmer
San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass, 1998
Teacher: The One Who Made a Difference
by Marc Edmundson
Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom
by Sam M. Intrator
Yale University Press, 2003
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time
by Paul Rogat Loeb
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1999
Character Begins at Home: Family Tools for Teaching Character and Value
by Karen D. Olsen and Sue Pearson
Books for Educators, 2000
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
by Parker Palmer
The Character Education Partnership
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