"If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to teach them what those traits are." --William Bennett
Through a collaborative effort between home, school and the community, character education guides students in developing positive ideals and good habits that will improve behavior, school climate and ultimately academic performance. Students are provided opportunity and example for becoming conscientious and productive citizens in their school, community and nation.
By integrating character traits like caring, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship and fairness into all areas of the school experience, students will gain better self-awareness and the desire to become more socially responsible.
Effective character education creates a circle of trust and respect among students, school staff, parents and the community. All should make every effort to encourage individual good as well as common good.
Laura Nichols, Director of Extended Learning Programs and Character Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
6th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 253-6037
Fax: (615) 532-6638