ERIC Number: ED454106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Connecting Character to Conduct: Helping Students Do the Right Thing.
Stein, Rita; Richin, Roberta; Banyon, Richard; Banyon, Francine; Stein, Marc
The decisions today's students make ripple outward to their immediate family and school community. How can teachers help students make the right decisions and do the right things? When teachers help students make the connection between character and conduct, they begin to offer students a safe environment conducive to learning. This book shows how to connect character, conduct, and the school's curriculum. By adopting the principles of respect, impulse control, compassion, and equity the school community including bus drivers, cafeteria workers, students, parents, teachers, and principals can promote safety and learning inside and beyond the school walls. These guiding principles are not an add-on to an already full curriculum, but through their connection to moral development, language arts, systems, citizenship, and discipline, they are part of a standards-driven curriculum and instructional program. The book shows how students at all grade levels can succeed and learn to do the right thing. Following an introduction, the book is divided into these chapters: (1) "Getting Started"; (2) "The First Ten Days"; (3) "Finding the Time"; (4) "Hallways and Bus Stops"; (5) "Play Ball: Student Athletics"; (6) "Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Parents"; and (7) "Getting Results." Appended are a needs assessment form, assignments and notes from the student handbook, a progress report for behavior replacement plan, an exit survey of graduating seniors, and a staff survey of high school services for students. Contains a list of 66 resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Parent Participation, Student Behavior, Student Development, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.