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incorporate them into your Life Skills or Character
Spielberg's early experiences to teach empathy and
self-esteem. Learn how Arnold Schwarzenegger and Albert
Einstein profited from choosing the right friends
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Good Reading on Character & Life Skills Serious about helping students?
Let's keep learning! Here are some books that have influenced us over the past year:
- Lickona and Davidson, Smart & Good High Schools: Integrating Excellence and Ethics for Success in School, Work, and Beyond (A Report to the Nation). How to
transform your high school, drawn from an extensive
study of schools that are making it happen. A
- Buckingham and
Coffman, First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently.
Based on the largest study of it's kind ever done -
over 80,000 managers in 400 companies! The
implications are critical for leading character ed,
managing schools and managing families.
- Buckingham and
Clifton, Now, Discover Your Strengths. A
follow-up to the above book, the authors show how to
identify and develop your strengths and talents.
Could start a small revolution in
- Thomas Lickona, Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility. An international authority on
moral development tells us clearly and practically
how to do character education in the school
- John Wooden, My Personal Best : Life Lessons from an All-American Journey. Wooden "combined...overwhelming
success with...unshakeable integrity." (Bob
Costas, NBC Sports)
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Find out what's new on our site! Use current events, such as the death of Rosa
Parks, or C.S.
Lewis and the Chronicles
of Narnia, to
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