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The Virtues Project Educators Guide:

Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Character

by Linda Kavelin Popov

Item: 11717

Format: softcover
Pages: 208

The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide - Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Character was honoured by the United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a model global programme for all cultures and was featured on the Oprah Show as a method for teaching children to “do the right thing.” This long-awaited guide for counselors, teachers, caregivers and youth leaders offers a wealth of character awakening activities and ideas for bringing out the best in your students and yourself.

The Virtues Project contains proven strategies for awakening virtues — the gifts within. It represents a wholistic approach to character education that can easily be integrated into existing curricula in individual classrooms, counseling groups, school, day-care centre, or youth programme.

Major components include:

  • The simple elements of character honored by all cultures and spiritual traditions — 52 basic virtues!
  • “The language of virtues” for drawing out the best in children
  • Proven methods for creating a culture of character and reducing violence
  • Powerful strategies to inspire Excellence, Respect, Kindness, Commitment and Cooperation in all students
  • Success stories and activities from schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and childcare programmes around the globe
  • Activities for children of all ages
  • Virtues in games and art

You will learn:

  • Positive school-wide discipline with restorative justice
  • Tips for Transforming Bully Behaviour
  • Counseling tools that empower moral choices
  • One-minute counseling strategies
  • How to begin the year with a shared vision
  • Simple ways to introduce the “Virtue of the Week”
  • Peer mentoring techniques
  • Ways to turn your school into a community of caring
  • A language which turns character slogans into behaviour

“This programme claims to move from shaming to naming by recognising behavioural problems as teachable moments. Like Gibbs, Popov believes in a focus on positive virtues rather than judgements. One of the many exemplary teachers in the book says, ‘With harsh discipline you learn systematic mediocrity, so that you won’t be noticed...shaming children discourages excellance.’ The book provides a superb overview as well as practical examples of how to spot virtue and activities for educators.”
- Kara Smith (December 2005, “Guides and Disasters,” Professionally Speaking, pp. 39–40).

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