Concrete Lessons in Character Building


site-414011_640How do you teach character? Heather Kensill, presenting for the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, explored strategies to bring character education to your classroom. This webinar utilized sources from the free Medal of Honor Character Development program and the Recipient’s own words to help students understand character development and to explore concrete ways to build their own character muscle. Samples of lessons such as hypothetical scenarios and using reporter’s questions to discover what it really means to be a “good” person were demonstrated. Ms. Kensill also introduced tips for challenging students to develop the core values that inspire contribution and confidence. Attendees of this webinar examined practical lessons in character building, appropriate for a variety of grade levels; improved student’s intrinsic motivation to do better and be better; and reviewed free classroom resources of the MOH Character Development Program.

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Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice is a professional learning community, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation that highlights a free character education program that includes lesson plans, video vignettes, webinars and primary source documents for secondary school teachers to use in the classroom as examples of courage, integrity, and good citizenship.  The program is built on the premise that all people have within them the capacity for extraordinary bravery and selfless service.  This program is sponsored by Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

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