Dear Houston ISD Counselors,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be with you all and share the work we are creating with CharacterStrong. I’ve collected as many resources in one place as I could for you to review at your leisure. Please let me know if you have any other ideas, feedback, or questions — we are always open to new ways to do our work better and serve schools.
Let’s Make Kindness Normal,
Houston Kraft, Co-Founder of CharacterStrong
Advisory Curriculum (MS & HS)
Full school 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
PurposeFull People (K-5)
Character + SEL Toolkit
A character & social-emotional learning toolkit for K-5 educators with practical resources, activities, images, and tools to support STAFF, CLASSROOMS, FAMILIES, and the PLAYGROUND. Here are the 10 traits we are focusing on to start:
“Creating a Safe & Positive School Culture”
A 2-Day Educator Training by CharacterStrong
Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX
From our experience in over 1,000 schools, we talk about impacting school culture by intentionally weaving social-emotional learning and character into the daily fabric of what we do.
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!
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.