1 Day Training Follow Up
Thank you for a wonderful, full day!
Below you will find a few key follow up items that you may find helpful as you continue your CharacterStrong journey. At the bottom, you will find resources that we mentioned or used throughout the day. We are grateful for the passionate educators like you who are working to teach the Whole Child.
Step 1: Advisory Curriculum
Tier 1 impact through SEL & character education
Our Advisory Curriculum is vertically-aligned grades 6-12 with over 200 powerful, 30-minute lessons focusing on social-emotional skills, character development, and community building.
Advisory Curriculum (6-8) - Samples
- Grade 6, L11: Growth Mindset – Part One
- Grade 7, L03: Introduce the CharacterDare
- Grade 8, L17: Empathy – Part One
Advisory Curriculum (9-12) - Samples
- Grade 9, L03: Personality vs Character
- Grade 10, L09: Emotional Intelligence – Motivation
- Grade 11, L11: Civil Discourse – Types of Communication
- Grade 12, L22: Life List Introduction
Step 2: Professional Development
1-6 hours of professional development you won’t forget
1-6 hour professional development focusing on our signature CharacterStrong Culture model - a working foundation of clear and common purpose for this work, building and clarifying the competencies necessary for staff and student success, and giving practical and consistent opportunities for the practice of this content so it becomes a part of the daily fabric of your school.
Fast-paced, interactive, and filled with ideas and resources that your staff can put into action RIGHT NOW - it will be a PD day that your campus or district won’t forget!
Step 3: Leadership Curriculum
Built for new & veteran student council advisors
90, 60-minute lessons
Our Leadership Curriculum was built in the trenches by a former activities advisor (and CharacterStrong co-founder!) with a focus on character and servant-leadership. Online, easy-to-use, all course documents included.
Leadership Curriculum - Samples
- Unit 2, L07: My Life of Selfishness
- Unit 3, L01: Leadership Defined
- Unit 3, L02: Active Listening – Part One
- Unit 4, L06: Power vs Influence
Step 4: “Creating a Safe & Positive School Culture”
Send another team to our next date!
From our experience in over 1,000 schools, we talk about affecting school culture by intentionally weaving social-emotional learning and character into the daily fabric of what we do.
Step 5: School Assemblies
Making Kindness Normal: A message and movement
“Kindness is self-reflection”
“Kindness is inclusion”
“Kindness is digging deep”
“Kindness is courage”
Our assembly speaking team comes from a variety of backgrounds - all speaking toward the common theme of “Making Kindness Normal” through their own stories and perspectives. They will share a powerful message with your whole school and then go deeper with a smaller group of students in our signature Kindness Workshop.
Step 6: The CharacterStrong Gym
A collection of character resources for sustainable change
As a part of being at our 1-Day Training, we give you 6 month FREE access to character workouts, a sortable activity and video library, Staff CharacterDares, and more! Simple, practical ways to weave SEL & character into everything we do!
The CharacterStrong Podcast
Weekly 10-minute episodes with practical application!
We are firm believers that we need to be reminded more than we need to be taught and our goal is that, each week, we provide you reminders from amazing educators and thought leaders around the country who are doing amazing work to create safe, positive, and caring cultures.
Each episode is around 10 minutes so you can get all the inspiration and practical ideas you need during your commute to school. Fast-paced, resource-full, and created with love.
Wear the Message
Show off in soft, selfless style!
Resources & Follow Up
If we talked about it, it’s here!
Quiet - Susan Cain
Grit - Angela Duckworth
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
The Servant - James C. Hunter
Character Compass - Scott Seider
The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
The Road to Character - David Brooks
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol Dweck
The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle - James C. Hunter
Webbing Loops (1 inch by 5 yards)
Raccoon Circles - The Official Internet Guide
Advisory - Personality Tallest Tower Challenge
Webby Pledge Script
Playlist - CharacterStrong Spotify - Upbeat
Playlist - CharacterStrong Spotify - Reflect
Our most recent webinar with Dr. Clayton Cook about responding to problem behavior. See the resources, the slides, and our previous webinars by clicking below!