CHARACTER COUNTS! uses its Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship as a foundational strategy while using the TEAM approach and incorporating other character education best-practices. Besides promoting a focus on a positive school climate, other defining elements of CHARACTER COUNTS! are intensive decision-making strategies, mindfulness, growth mindset, and behavioral change theories. CHARACTER COUNTS! practical strategies produce positive results in the academic, social, emotional, and character development domains (The Four Wheels of Success).
Good Ideas lesson plans from CHARACTER COUNTS! can help infuse character education into your existing curriculum. Instead of scouring the internet for free lesson plans, this book provides 320 lesson plans for character education activities for your classroom or youth-serving organization.