Here are some key ways to enable build character within the classroom:
Foundation of Character
It is often said that character could be measured by the actions of an individual if no one was watching. Real character is instilled at a deep level so that positive behavior is displayed automatically. The crucial foundations of character consist of honesty, accountability, respect, thoughtfulness, fairness, etc. Bravery and diligence can also be included. By focusing on each foundation and encouraging students to define each foundation, a teacher could support them in character building.
Set The Rules Within A Classroom
The teacher is accountable for setting relevant rules for classroom behavior. Specify the acceptable and unacceptable rules from the beginning. It would also be appropriate to have a discussion with the students regarding the rules, along with the character traits that are embodied and established by every rule. Be positive; appreciate students who display behavior and good character.
Establish A Caring Community
A caring attitude could be encouraged by demonstrating a zero-tolerance policy on bullying or racial remarks. Ensure all students are included in classroom functions. Recognize the acts of kindness demonstrated by the students.
A teacher should also highlight the virtues of volunteerism. Initiate volunteer programs in classrooms. Encourage students to participate in volunteering activities.
Throughout an academic year, students should be supported to develop class projects that could benefit the school or community. Nurture ideas that could cultivate character building. These are some suggestions for building character in students. However, the opportunities are endless and the sky is the limit.