About The Character Education Program at Allen Avenue

About The Character Education Program at Allen Avenue iconAbout The Character Education Program at Allen Avenuetitle

We are very excited this year to be rolling out our staff developed Character Education Program.  I am sure you have been hearing about the different Character Traits and the Tuesday Trait color to wear.  Below I have included several key reasons why we as a staff are focusing on this curriculum this year and for the years to come.

Standard: Social and Emotional Learning is about helping students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.

Goal: To facilitate a learning environment for all students to be able to:

  • set and achieve positive goals - (motivation vs. apathy)
  • feel and show empathy for others
  • establish and maintain positive relationships
  • make responsible decisions
  • understand and manage emotions

Why: All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers. 

The increased need for social and/or emotional learning has become an important component. There are several factors that have driven this need on the Allen campus.

  • Accountability for choices
  • Moral compass = Compassion and Empathy toward others
  • Understanding how choices impact others
  • Drive Mindset - wanting to do well – be successful

Action Steps:

  • Developed our own Character Education Plan over the 2017-2018 school year
  • Teachers and Support Staff given materials and resources
  • Promote Character attributes around campus
  • Monthly Character Ed Assemblies (scheduled for the year)
  • Implementation and evaluation year
  • Tuesday Trait color

August – Citizenship - Purple

September/May – Respect - Yellow

October – Responsibility - Green

November/December - Caring– Red

January/February – Fairness - Orange

March – Trustworthiness - Blue

April – Perseverance - Pink

Allen Avenue recognizes student who exemplify the character trait of the month. Each teacher will pick 2-5 students monthly that they have seen display this character trait in an outstanding way. 

 

AUGUST - Citizenship

Color: PURPLE

Do what is right, even when no one is looking!