CHARACTER EDUCATION SITES
Hand In Hand Parenting
Classes, resources, and lots of support for parents of young children and professionals who work with them. For over 20 years, Parenting by Connection has brought parents practical tools to resolve universal family challenges.
Character Edu Partnership
This site offers resources and information in advocating for the inclusion of character education in schools. Included here are Q&A’s, news related to character education, and the CEP’s “Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education.”
This site includes lesson plans, resources, and an explanation of the “Six Pillars of Character.” Character Counts! is a nonprofit coalition of organizations, schools, and communities that have committed to instilling the core values in young people.
Center For The 4th & 5th R’s
This site is presented by SUNY-Cortland, it is a very valuable resource on the subject of character education for teachers and others who are interested in the subject. Included are various articles, resources, explanations, and much more.
Life Skills 4 Kids
This is a large site that includes information, lesson plans, and other resources related to life skills. Newsletters are also available for viewing online, and they include book reviews and information for parents and teachers on topics such as bullying, character education, nutrition, and television viewing.
Center for Nonviolent Communication
This website is useful to anyone interested in learning about resolving conflicts peacefully. This site offers training and workshops based on the communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site.
Advancement of Ethics/Character
Center For the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University School of Education. This site is useful to anyone interested in learning the subject. Resources include articles, lesson plans, and reading lists. The reading lists, categorized by grade level and theme, may be particularly valuable.
BULLYING PREVENTION SITES
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families by providing the most trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need in order to thrive in a world of media and technology.
This Canadian site has many features devoted to informing people about the dangers of bullying, and supporting victims of bullying. Children will enjoy the browser-based game in which they paint a hero and a bully, then rescue students and recover lunch money in a series of mazes.
We love the work of Challenge Day (vicki! is a former Challenge Day Leader and Board Member). They provide highly experiential one-day programs in both middle and high schools that address diversity, connection, oppression and acceptance.
No Bully Zone
The goal of No Bully Zone is to make a difference in the lives of children by producing highly effective resources to encourage and empower them. Being relative to children’s culture using videos, games, and stories that connect is part of their everyday focus.
OTHER RESOURCES WE LIKE
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning – CASEL has clips and research available in support of the importance of Social Emotional Learning on student well being and academic success.
Center for Nonviolent Communication
This site offers trainings and workshops based on the communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site, including audio clips and interviews, 21 Articles about NVC, and a bibliography with over 30 titles.
Informational Websites and Hotlines
Alcohol and Drug
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
415.296.9900 (San Francisco)