New Hanover Township SchoolCharacter Education11 Principles of Character EducationA Framework for School Success from Character.orgPrinciple #1: The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
Principle #2: The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
Principle #3: The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
Principle #4: The school creates a caring community.
Principle #5: The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
Principle #6: The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
Principle #7: The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
Principle #8: The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
Principle #9: The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
Principle #10: The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
Principle #11: The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.Responsive ClassroomAn evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.