Kids decide by the 5th grade what they believe about values, behaviors, and choices.
It doesn't happen overnight.
And it always needs to be reinforced.
We want to equip schools, families, and communities to instill values, those inward attitudes that become outward behaviors.
By using a common language of a monthly value and it's simple definition along with easy to implement resources, we help kids in schools and their families
• treat others right
• make smart decisions
• maximize their potential.
Research shows that values education is successfully approached using the nationally recognized Character Education Partnership’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education. “Because students spend so much time at school, our schools offer a critically important opportunity to ensure that all students get the support and help they need to reach their full potential. Schools with high-quality character education are places where students, teachers, and parents want to be. They are places where young people do their best work because they feel safe, appreciated, supported, and challenged by their peers and the adults around them.” (excerpt from CEP’s Eleven Principles pdf available via the link above) By meeting all of the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, you can rest assured that if your school/program uses Core Essentials, you will be richly equipped with research-based methods to tackle the A-B-C elements facing schools.
State test scores, achievement gap, other evidence of academic achievement (grades, failures, honor roll, etc.) goes up
Attendance, suspensions, referrals, involvement in service learning, graduation / dropout rates improve
Climate survey results that show:
• bullying rare / students feel safe
• students respect each other
• students and teachers respect each other
• adults respect each other
View our PowerPoint , Core Essentials and the 11 Principles of Character Education Partnership's 11 Principles of Character Education.
What are the 11 Principles of Character Education?
2012-2013 Core Essentials Values/ASCA Standards Matrix