Character in Motion
Throughout the course of the school year, we will be featuring pictures and stories of students, faculty, staff, parents, families and members of the community as they are “caught in the act of displaying their highest and best character”.
The energy that is produced by the flutter of the wings of a sole butterfly can travel around the globe. Imagine the energy that our actions of exemplary character can do to create a climate of positive change not only within our schools, homes and community, but also as it moves around the world!
“The Conquerors” is a team of incredibly talented athletes who use feats of strength to captivate audiences world wide. Broward County has collaborated with this great group of individuals to develop an outstanding partnership that celebrates the demonstration of good CHARACTER! This year’s tour in March was a huge success and taught our students that Character DOES Count!!
Introducing Our Character Cheerleaders
In this edition we are featuring the Character Education (CE) CHAMPs Leadership Team representing the grant’s eight model schools as they train to be the Cheerleaders for Character both in the classroom and within the school culture.
Something to Cheer About! Every school has faculty who share a passion for building character into the daily life of our students. This year those teachers will create Character Zones where students will be celebrated for their value and worth, while gaining an enhanced appreciation for how each of the District’s eight Core Traits is demonstrated in everything they say and do.
Lots of Sharing Going On
Members of the CE CHAMPs Leadership Team gathered at TigerTail training center in May to share ideas and best practices from their respective schools. It proved to be an energizing experience for these committed character education leaders!
Sharing Classroom Management Strategies
The CE Leadership Team became the teachers to the teachers during school-wide CE CHAMPs trainings, held at each of the eight model schools over the course of the year.
This is an example of a Jig-Saw exercise where teams of teachers concentrated on learning a specific aspect of an assigned chapter in classroom management. The culmination of the exercise was when a spokesperson from each group presented their team’s findings to the rest of the class.
Creating a Web of Character
At the end of a day filled with character enhancing information, the sharing of academic or personal experience, and laughter and some tears, the Leadership Team created a web of character as each shared one specific idea, comment, or story that had impacted each one during the course of the workshop.