Middle school students who used a successful character education curriculum

What Makes a Successful Character Education Curriculum

I don’t think anyone sets out to do or create anything without the goal of success, and that’s why it was my mission to create a successful character education curriculum. I had completely exposed myself and felt completely vulnerable after…
The Six Pillars of character education taught as part of the unique curriculum for high school and middle school students

Six Pillars of Character Education

In my post So What is Character Education, I began to explore character education. A group of experts and educators came together in 1992 to develop the six pillars of character education. These six pillars of education were designed to help…
Principles of character education taught as part of the unique curriculum for high school and middle school students

What are the 11 principles of character education?

After digging deep into the pillars of character education, I spent time focusing on the principles of character education that I wanted to include into the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum. Character.org…

SO What is Character Education?

After focusing on literacy and life skills for the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I began research specifically on how character education. I knew that getting students to read and to read better was critical.…
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Life Skills for Students to Succeed

Why are life skills important for students? One of the greatest honors of my life has been using my story as a teen mom to teach life skills (as well as literacy and character education) to students through the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills,…
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So What are the Basic Life Skills

  Basic life skills are a set of skills which help you prosper and advance in everyday life. You find that you will need different sets of like skills at different times in your life. There are 10 basic essential life skills. Because…

The Importance of Literacy

The importance of literacy can't be stressed enough. On my lunch break for four years, I visited my mentee at the Adolescent Parenting Program. She complained about her relationship with her father and how he had no idea how she felt as a…
life skills taught to middle school students using the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum
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So What are Life Skills and Why are They Important?

When I set out to write my memoir, my purpose was simply to help teen mothers with their lives. I wanted to share life skills to help them be successful in spite of being teen parents. Then many other people started reading it, and I realized…
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Improve Literacy with ELA Common Core State Standards (Even if You Hate Them)

I was shocked by the immediate interest of students in reading my first book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother. Then I learned teachers were actually using it to help students improve literacy. First…