Character Education

Character Education includes the process by which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

We encourage families to use these resources (or others) as needed to help address student concerns and gauge a student's well-being.

The Calm website offers tools to take care of our minds and stay grounded. Enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.

Access the article which provides 10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids.

There are many ways parents can encourage emotionally intelligent behavior in their children. Check out this guide to resources for learning more about character development.

Read what the CDC says about talking with children about Coronavirus: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children. 

CASEL understands how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.

Download the mobile app to check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions.

Read the A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus article where experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Common Sense Media provides resources on digital citizenship. Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.

Subject(s): Family Support

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

The series of links provides information on a variety of topics including grief and loss, addiction, suicide prevention, making decisions that will keep students and families safe and also resources to seek help for yourself and others.