Character Minutes. . .Sharpening Lives

“Character Minutes”  encourages teachers to make use of small amounts of time to emphasize the importance of character at work, school, home and in society. Schools and teachers plan for the school year by assigning, then implementing one character trait a month. "Character Minutes" can be implemented during:

Opening class bell ringers

• Closing class minutes 

• Employability or Soft skills units 

• Student organization programs

• Common hour where all teachers emphasize character in one class period

• Professional Development and Workforce Staging courses 

• Encore classes and Student Advisement groups

• As well as a variety of other classroom opportunities 

Each unit includes scenarios that relate to "real world" work and life experiences to better prepare students for their future in the world of work as well as to help them become productive members of society.