The Virtues Project Educator's Guide: Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Character
The Virtues Project was honored by the United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a model global program for all cultures, and was featured on the Oprah Show as a method for teaching children to “do the right thing.” This long awaited guide for counselors, teachers, caregivers, and youth leaders offers a wealth of character awakening activities and ideas for bringing out the best in your students and yourself.
The Virtues Project contains proven strategies for awakening virtues — the gifts within. It represents a wholistic approach to character education that can easily be integrated into existing curricula in individual classrooms, counseling groups, school, day-care center, or youth program. Major components include:
• The simple elements of character honored by all cultures and spiritual traditions — 52 basic virtues!
• “The language of virtues” for drawing out the best in children.
• Proven methods for creating a culture of character and reducing violence.
• Powerful strategies to inspire Excellence, Respect, Kindness, Commitment and Cooperation in all students.
• Success stories and activities from schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and childcare programs around the globe.
• Activities for children of all ages.
• Virtues in games and art.
You will learn:
• How to be a conscience maker instead of a conscience breaker.
• Restorative justice techniques.
• Tips for transforming bully behavior.
• 10 guidelines for establishing effective school rules.
• A simple, wholistic approach to counseling that empowers students to make moral choices.
• Creative consequences that reinforce Courtesy, Respect and Caring.
• How to create a vision statement that works.
• “ACT with Tact” methods for evaluations.
• Innovative tips for peer mentorship.
• An inclusive approach to the moral and spiritual dimension of education.
• How to teach kids to lift each other up instead of put each other down.
• Easy ways to introduce the “Virtue of the Week” program.
• 1-minute counseling strategies.
• Ways to make your school a peace zone. Grades K-12
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