Loyalty In School
Demonstrating commitment to others
When the Beach Boys sang about being “true to your school,” they sang about being loyal to your school’s community. But Loyalty goes beyond cheering for the football team and wearing school colors. It’s about feeling connected to the individuals in that school community, an ownership of the institution – My School, My Class. One only has to look at the increase of tell-all books, the average length of a marriage, and employee turnover rates to realize that Loyalty is a lost art.
When students bond with other students, they become supportive by helping with homework, standing up for each other when they are being bullied, or simply being a good friend. When students are loyal to their teacher, they are more respectful and attentive. They will participate more and ask for help more often. When students are committed to their education, they will give their best effort in class and complete assignments on time.
When a classroom becomes a community, students feel like they belong and their teachers and classmates care about them; they are more likely to feel good about themselves and their abilities, increasing self-esteem and confidence. When students feel connected to their teachers and classmates, they are less likely to feel stressed and anxious about school, improving their overall mental health and well-being.
How will you encourage Loyalty in your classroom?
The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Loyalty.
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.
Power Up with Character
Adult Business Books
Character All Month Calendar
Character Holiday Activities
Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)