Teaching for Character


CSCD@RU supports educators' access to:
  • Evidence-based social-emotional and character development program models,
  • Award winning practices, and
  • Proven lesson plans through its Network of educators and service providers.



NEW FEATURE!  Teaching for Character:  Teachers' Voices

A new feature on the CSCD website this year, Teachers' Voices, will provide opportunities for educators to share what works for them to promote the growth and development of students of character.

In her second article, Jeri Asaro, a seventh-grade teacher at Pequannock Valley Middle School shares her thoughts on strategies for sustaining character education efforts.  Read What Can Educators Do? Sustaining Character Education in a Time When Funds are Scare.

(You will also want to read her first article in this series: Character Education - The Backbone of Your Classroom.)

New Jersey Schools of Character

Through the New Jersey Schools of Character Program, we offer the opportunity for an intensive review of program quality, peer evaluation, and recognition of advanced practices in character education, in association with two primary partners, the NJ Department of Education and the national Character Education Partnership.

CSCD VoiceThreads
In September 2008, CSCD introduced a new interactive feature called VoiceThread to its website.  We plan to continue adding topics of interest to you which will offer  you and your colleagues the opportunity to share ideas, ask each other questions about best practices, and have interactive conversations with your peers about current issues.