What Educators are Saying
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"I'm a middle school leadership teacher and this information is overwhelming! I have found so many useful ideas and stories through your site. Our school goal for next year is to create some type of school wide character education focus and your character traits curriculum seems to be a perfect fit."
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"The illustrations that Mr. Miller provided for the PRIDE HIGH classroom discussions allowed the students to relate modern and classical figures to the dilemmas that they face today. It is important that today's students understand that some of the most successful people in history had repeated failures and difficult situations that they had to overcome in order to positively impact themselves and others." (Phillip D. Page, Ph.D., High School Character Education Coordinator, Cobb County School System; Assistant Principal, Lassiter High School, Marietta, Georgia.)
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Department of Job and Family Services)
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"I have to say that this lesson ("Honesty") is AWESOME! I can really see this working in my classroom because my students will be able to relate to the activities (i.e. Liar, Liar...Spiderman....using candy, etc...much better than my boring lecture about honesty) and be involved." (Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher)
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"Thank you so much for the skit on peer pressure. We finally presented in front of the school on Monday. The skit was extremely well received, and my students received a lot of compliments from other staff and classmates. I appreciate your ideas! Thank you so much!!"
"The lessons on courage are fantastic!! I co-chair character ed at my middle school along with teaching 6th grade Language Arts....These are the best lessons I've seen so far and I've been researching this for awhile. Thanks for putting it out there! Keep up the great work!"
"PERFECT!!!!! The story (for a custom lesson) is superb!! Thanks a million!!" (Elementary School Counselor)
"I teach Character Education at an elementary school in the
Philippines. I've used your site since 2005. At first I used your
resources only for my lessons, but over time, I find myself reading to
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individual. Your lesson guides and articles - using research-based
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educator like me, but also for all who have a passion to teach, learn,
and share knowledge about real life. Thank you very much!" (Floripez
Marinduque, Diliman Preparatory School. Philippines)
"It's been 5 years since I was roped into leading a character education classroom once a month in a local high school. Since then, it's become my passion! If only I'd had these "Legacy" resources when I started! I search the net regularly for ideas for my classes in two schools and have yet to find anything as extensive, practical and compelling as www.character-education.info ." (Character Ed Community Leader)