"A great resource for teaching that character matters in furthering the ideals on which this country has been built!"
Carol Russo, Principal, William Lloyd Garrison School
"The 'soil' of our schools has lost a nurturing ingredient that is essential to give life to the ideas and the efforts of educators. That missing nurturing ingredient is the school's moral mission . . . DeRoche and Williams have written a sound and practical book not only for educators but for anyone interested in learning exactly how schools can navigate these often shoal-filled waters."
From the Foreword, Educating Hearts and Minds, 2nd Edition
This second edition merges new ideas in character education research with best practices in schools and districts. The authors provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive framework for K-12 administrators, educators, and concerned citizens. It offers easy access to practical and proven methods supported by in-depth rationale.
Highlighted are keys for success in building an effective character education program:
- Six sets of standards for character education
- Six tips for leaders
- Five tips to ensure reaching consensus
- Five classroom expectations
- Strategies for school culture and classroom climate
- Steps for developing a values curriculum
- Co-curricular activities
- Teaching principles
- Staff development and personnel training
The authors propose standards, promising practices, and assessment instruments that can be personalized to fit the needs and interests of any school, student population, school district, or community. A must-have resource for the concerned and committed educator and parent.