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6 Pillars of Character Education
Created: Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:06 AM
Revised: Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:08 AM

6 Pillars of Character Education

Responsibility   September 9 - October 16, 2009

Responsibility : green Think being responsible for a garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak

Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

Respect   October 19 - December 4, 2009

Respect : yellow/gold  Think The Golden Rule

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

Caring   December 7 - January 22, 2010

Caring : red  Think of a heart

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Fairness   January 25 - March 12, 2010

Fairness : orange  Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

Trustworthiness   March 15 - April 30, 2010

Trustworthiness : blue  Think "true blue"

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

Citizenship   May 3 – June 18, 2010

Citizenship : purple  Think regal purple as representing the state

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment