Sincerity In School

vs. hypocrisy

Doing what is right with transparent motives

To practice Sincerity, I will:

  • take responsibility for my own actions
  • always mean what I say
  • respect others’ opinions
  • not take advantage of other people
  • be my truest self
“Teaching Sincerely”

When I started teaching at the college level, I chose to be a helpful, compassionate teacher interested in student learning. It didn’t take long to realize that many students took advantage of my niceness as they saw it as a weakness they could exploit. When the next semester started, my opening remarks were quite different. I had to be harsh and unyielding to set the appropriate expectations. This felt very insincere since that isn’t who I was. That didn’t mean that I didn’t help students who were truly struggling, so in time I learned to live with the opening remarks. I realized it was a way to call them to accountability from the beginning and encourage high performance. And that did align with who I was as a teacher.

How does being a teacher align with who you are?

The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
to teach the Character Quality of Sincerity.
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.

Visit Sincerity in Business>>

Power Up with Character
Interview Questions
Adult Business Books

Visit Sincerity in the Community>>

Character All Month Calendar
Related Qualities
Character Holiday Activities
Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)

Visit Sincerity in Faith>>

Christian Family Activity
Bible Verses
Christian Poster
Prayer and Reflections
Archived Resources

Archived Bulletins for Sincerity: