"What a great idea! I'll have to remember that." All of us have said those words at some point in time, and most of us have forgotten that great idea. This section is of benefit to teachers who are looking for innovative ideas in character education and are hungry for approaches that will engage their students. It contains programs, activities, and strategies that were originally implemented in actual classrooms in New Jersey. Some provide imaginative ways of weaving character into the curriculum, others deal with inculcating good sportsmanship or cooperation in larger groups, and a few describe school-wide initiatives that light the fire with a spirited approach. All of them have been honored as Promising Practices by the Character Education Partnership or as Best Practices by the New Jersey Department of Education.
If you are looking for novel ways to build character, you will be sure to find one here. A special bonus: all the practices address New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards, which are listed for you. Happy Hunting!