Core Values of North Plainfield Schools
What is Character Education?
"Character education is the deliberate effort to help young people understand, care about, and act upon core ethical values... we want [students] to be able to judge what is right, care deeply about what is right, and then do what they believe to be right—even in the face of pressure from without and temptation from within" - Dr. Thomas LickonaCharacter education impacts school climate. It contributes to our schools being a positive place to be, and as a result students are more motivated and able to be their best. Research shows that character education is positively correlated with academic achievement."In schools of character, adults embrace their critical role as models. Teachers work together as professionals—and with parents and community members as partners—to positively shape the social, emotional, and character development of the young people entrusted to them each day. As a result, students in these schools feel safe, respected, and connected to those around them, allowing them to thrive academically and socially and be motivated to give back to their communities." (excerpt from the Character Education Partnership website) Resources
Character Education in North Plainfield is…