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Thank you for your passion for education & character! 

Join us at one of our upcoming 1 or 2-Day CharacterStrong Trainings!

 
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As promised, here is your 40 Week Staff CharacterDare!


CharacterStrong Curricula

Trainings & PD

“Positive & Safe Schools”
We will be hosting our signature 1 and 2-Day Trainings, "Building A Positive & Safe School Culture," all over the country. Check to see the location closest to you!

We also have Professional Development models that can be anywhere from 1-6 hours. Check out our presenters here!

Advisory Curriculum

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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

Leadership Curriculum

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Our Leadership Curriculum was built in the trenches by a former activities advisor with a focus on character and servant-leadership. 90, 60-minute lessons.

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



Character.org Recaps & Resources

@CAREACTER: We Need a Workout Plan

Quick Recap

  1. “Culture goes much deeper than a mission statement. It is how group members actually behave, repeatedly and habitually.” -James Hunter

  2. Culture exists in three circles: Clarity, Competence, and Consistency. Oftentimes, campuses have 2 of the 3, but that leaves us with a few problems:

    • A Culture of No How: We know what is important and we see/talk about it often, but the staff or students don’t have the skills to bring the vision to life. It is a culture that is busy, but not productive.

    • A Culture of No Why: We teach a lot of skills, we talk about our culture often, but there is no deep buy-in or clear, unifying purpose. It is a culture that is busy, but not passionate.

    • A Culture with No When: Inspiration doesn’t mean application. A big message with little follow through is like going the gym ONCE. It is a culture of inconsistency - a culture of good ideas, but no habits.

  3. A CharacterStrong Culture is when all three intentionally intersect. We do this by creating deep purpose in students and staff, teaching the competencies required for compassion and connection, and creating simple, practical ways to consistently weave these SEL and character conversations & skills into the daily fabric of our classrooms and campuses.

Downloads

-Presentation Slides
-4 At The Door: A ToolKit

@HOUSTONKRAFT: Competencies of connection

Quick Recap

  1. What gets in the way of Kindness?

    • Incompetence: If I don’t know how to do it, I won’t do it.

    • Insecurity: If I’m scared to do it, I won’t do it.

    • Inconvenience: If I don’t feel like doing it, I won’t do it.

    • Inconsistency: If I only do it once in awhile, I don’t build the habit of doing it.

  2. As anxiety increases, empathy decreases. We have to explicitly, more than ever teach the competencies of connection! To keep these engaging at the secondary level, we have to teach social-emotional skills alongside character development

  3. Social-Emotional skills include: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, Relationship Skills.

  4. Character Skills include: Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Humility, Commitment.

  5. CharacterStrong lessons intentionally bring these together by focuses on the soft skills of SEL that support the hard, relational work of character practice.

Downloads

-Presentation Slides