Houston KRaft & TASC
Upcoming Educator Training
MAY 3 - EL PASO, TX
EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
$279/person until 4/20 with code: SELFLESSNESS
These documents can support a wide range of questions about CharacterStrong as a whole. What are we about? Is there research behind it? I'm excited, but I don't know how to talk to my admin and get them on board!
The CharacterStrong Advisory Curriculum comes in multiple different models so it can be molded to best serve your whole school. Learn more about what it covers and how different campuses have customized it.
The CharacterStrong Leadership Curriculum includes 90, 60-minute lessons that run a semester-long curriculum class. Student leaders will be transformed personally and do amazing things to the culture of your school.
Advisory Curriculum (MS)
- Grade 6, L11: Growth Mindset – Part One
- Grade 7, L03: Introduce the CharacterDare
- Grade 7, L22: Community Building – Compliment Creations
- Grade 8, L10: Observing vs Describing
- Grade 8, L17: Empathy – Part One
Have the opportunity to be in front of your admin, peers, or your district to present CharacterStrong? Here are some pre-built slides to help with presentation notes built in so you can speak from the heart while we provide the nuts & bolts!
CharacterStrong In The News
“CharacterStrong was a training worth attending. It totally highlights what is needed and missing. The interactions with other participants was empowering and helped build relationships with each other. At the same time, the training gave me ideas of how to use these activities with students, staff, and parents to build relationships and character.”
Mary Vang, Clovis Unified School District, CA
“As a school psychologist, I love how the focus of the training was on RELATIONSHIPS and the importance building relationships has on creating a culture and climate where children (and staff) are SEEN.”
Jill Duran, Clovis High School, CA
“It’s so important for all of us to grow our character and help kids learn these values...the value of influence...and building trust and the tools to do that. This training has been great and is needed at the site level and throughout the district to make the culture changes that need to happen at the staff and student levels.”
“I have come across three programs in my 30+ year career in education that I knew were imperative for my districts. In the 1980s came TESA (Teacher Expectation Student Achievement), in the early 2000s we found Professional Learning Communities, and today it is CharacterStrong. My staff needed assistance in learning how to navigate social emotional learning in teaching to the whole child. CharacterStrong hit the mark.”
Bill Motsenbocker, Superintendent
“If we want our schools to be places where students and staff want to be, we must begin with the people in them. The CharacterStrong curriculum does that. CharacterStrong provides the plan, resources, training, and support to empower both students and staff to be more empathetic, more thoughtful, more kind and, in turn, more successful. This research-based program is intentional, practical, and powerful. With its Whole Child, whole school approach, CharacterStrong has the potential to transform your school. (Did I say the training is fun, the trainers engaging and authentic, and the program adaptable for a class, an advisory, a school, or a school district? It is.”
Terry Hamm, Director, Texas Association of Student Councils
"This has been the best training I have ever received, including doctoral course. When you speak of paradigm shifts, this is the perfect example. CharacterStrong applies what we know to be true in a way we can understand and apply it. It is not a gimmick aimed at making someone rich. It’s a movement trying to change a global community. We value what we make time for. Make time for a positive culture shift that focuses on relationships first. Focus on being CharacterStrong!"
Logan Lacy, Keller, TX
"What a wonderful experience. Houston and his assistant was right on demonstrating the power of collaboration and Social Emotion Learning connections. This training makes us pause and think wholeheartedly of the whole child. This training was engaging and educational. I look forward to the next one."
Sherman McCray, Dallas, TX
"The kindest training I've ever attended. I felt valued, was challenged and learned from my presenters and fellow colleagues in the training!"
Ginger Robbins, Dallas, TX
"Loved every minute...comfortable and uncomfortable. Made new friends and experienced the CharacterStrong climate first hand. This will make me a better teacher, wife, mom, and person."
Valayne May, Dallas, TX