Books That Build Character

Author: William Kilpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671884239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

Books to Build On

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307567214
Format: PDF, ePub
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A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Teaching Your Children Values

Author: Richard Eyre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147655
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786746904
Format: PDF
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

The Values Book

Author: Pam Schiller
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876596944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Young children learn best by doing, and that includes learning values. The Values Book is packed with easy activities, projects and ideas to help children learn values and build character, both individually and in groups. Each chapter addresses one of 16 different values, including understanding, patience and tolerance. After defining the value, each chapter begins with questions to help adults clarify what that value means to them. The perfect book to introduce and strengthen the teaching of values in any early childhood classroom or home.

Building moral intelligence

Author: Michele Borba
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787953577
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An innovative and essential resource contains new ways to comprehend, evaluate, and motivate children by utilizing the seven essential virtues--conscience, empathy, self-control, respect, tolerance, kindness, and fairness--that define moral intelligence, and includes interactive activites for parents and children.

Character Building Day by Day

Author: Anne D. Mather
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428768
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426501
Format: PDF, Docs
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This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

Character Building

Author: David Isaacs
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781851825929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, author David Isaacs, an educationalist and parent, offers ideas and suggestions on how parents and teachers can help children's all-round development. The emphasis is on character building, approached from the viewpoint of moral habits. Professor Isaacs takes twenty-four virtues and discusses how the child - at different ages - can be encouraged to be obedient, industrious, sincere, prudent, generous, optimistic, sociable, and so on. There is no book on child development quite like this.

The Moral Intelligence of Children

Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307799816
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling The Spiritual Life of Children now explores how to develop character in children, from infancy through the teenage years. During three stages in the "moral archaeology of childhood, " Coles shows how to spot moral crossroads, and what to do about them. From the Hardcover edition.