Character Education Newsletter

Northern Parkway School - 2015 NYS School of Character

Why Character Education? (character.org)

Because students spend so much time in 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 that embrace character education become places people want to be because they bring out the best in everyone.


When students feel safe, engaged, and respected, they can focus on their academic goals. Effective character educators ensure that these needs are met. Character education is the foundation upon which students can reach academic achievement. It’s not just about teaching kids to be good. It’s teaching them to be their best.


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Question 1

Do you believe that NPS truly earned the Distinction of a New York State School of Character? Why or Why not?


If you answered yes, what can we do to sustain what we have started?

If you answered no, what can you do to ensure that our actions match our title?

Effective Character Education Takes Time

Effective Character Education Takes Time

Question 2

We are respectful, We are responsible, We are caring is not just an affirmation for students but for everyone at Northern Parkway School. If asked, can each one of your students demonstrate/share how you are respectful, responsible, and caring towards students, parents, colleagues, and staff members in the building? What would you students say about you?

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If a student is criticized , he learns to condemn . . .

If a student lives with hostility, he learns to fight . . .

If a student is in fear, he learns to be apprehensive . . .

If a student is pitied, he learns to feel sorry for himself . . .

If a student is ridiculed, he learns to be shy . . .


BUT

If a student is taught tolerance, he learns to be patient . . .

If a student is encouraged, she learns to be confident . . .

If a student is praised, he learns to be appreciative . . .

If a student is accepted, he learns to love . .

If a student is taught with honesty, she learns what truth is . . .

If a student is treated fairly, he learns justice . . .

If students are recognized, they learn to have a goal.

If students are taught to share, they learn to be generous.

If a student feels secure, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him . . .

If a student is surrounded with friendliness, she learns that school is a nice place in which to learn . . .
Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Question 3

Can you believe that we have about 9 weeks left of school? What are you going to do to ensure that the next 9 weeks are the best 9 weeks? Identify and be prepared to share 2-3 things you plan to do with your students and/or grade level team to support our Academic and Character Education goals. Be Creative -Be Bold - Be Innovative!
Northern Parkway School: TEDish Talk- Responsibility

Professional Cohort Meeting Locations - Wednesday, April 22nd - 3:15 pm -

#teamrivera - Room 512

#teamisaac - Room 513

#teampolson - Room 511