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Each month, the Character Council provides a free email bulletin for educators with methods and creative activities for integrating the character quality of the month into school curriculum. Use the form to the right to be added to the list.

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Discipline Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “Willpower is easy. Won’t power is hard!” -Clifton Bauer “Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” -James Allen “We cannot always...

Generosity Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.” -Elizabeth Bibesco “You have not lived today until you have done...

Gratefulness Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! "When you drink from the stream, remember the spring.” -Chinese Proverb "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness....

Initiative Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! "He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner." -Benjamin Franklin "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Confucius "Half the things that...

Orderliness Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a...

Cautiousness Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Insta for more like them throughout the month! "Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous." -Adlai E. Stevenson "Because we focused on the snake, we missed the...

Responsibility Quotes

"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else." -Les Brown "The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total...

Endurance Quotes

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” -Friedrich Schiller “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.” -Greg Kincaid “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call...

Sincerity Quotes

“What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: To be himself.” -Henrik Ibsen “He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.” -Sigmund Freud “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”...

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The Rabbit Listened with Processing

From the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Miss Rose, Children's Librarian at the Delhi Branch, reads: "The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerrfeld   The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld From Goodreads: "A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and...

Flexibility Reading List

Click here to download a printable version of the book list! Cat Knit by Jacob Grant   From Goodreads: Cat and Yarn are the best of friends. They have so much fun playing together, the two are inseparable. Until the day Girl takes Yarn away. When Yarn Returns, he...

Giraffes Can’t Dance with Processing

From the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Miss Ally, Teen Librarian at the Walnut Hills Branch reads "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae From Goodreads: "Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too...

Alertness Reading List

Click here to download a printable version of the book list! Dojo Surprise by Chris Tougas   From Goodreads: "The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip are back for a third adventure—this time, planning a surprise birthday party for their master....

Humility Reading List

Click here to download a printable version of the book list! King Hugo's Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen   From Goodreads: "Hugo is a tiny king with a very large ego. But when he mistreats a villager who also happens to be a sorceress, the spell she casts causes his...

Enthusiasm Reading List

Click here to download a printable version of the book list! Ripple's Effect   by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson, illustrated by CeciliaRebora From Goodreads: "It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple’s Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that...

Group Thumb Wars

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Platforms and Promises

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Dot to Dot

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

The Longest Sentence

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Cartoon “Character”

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Double Circle

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

What A Deal!

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

A ‘Puzzle’ Puzzle

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Cheering Each Other

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…