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Briggs Elementary

Briggs Elementary Students In Action

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Character Ed/Bullying

Character Education – The Great 8 “To make GREAT kids even GREATER!”

Creating a sense of community that promotes, practices and teaches the goals of peace, justice, and tolerance is our ultimate goal as educators in a democratic society. As educators we are in a position to help develop personal characteristics within children that will enable them to become kind and caring members of a global community. One of the places where children experience a sense of community outside of family is the elementary classroom. This is one of the primary places where children develop their views of what constitutes peace, justice, and tolerance. It is our expectation that by teaching students specific aspects of personal character, students will become active and positive citizens of their classroom and school community. We also believe that by creating communities that model peace, justice, and tolerance within our schools that we will help promote these concepts within our own communities, society, and the world as a whole. A PERSON OF CHARACTER…. * is a good person, someone to look up to and admire * knows the difference between right and wrong and always tries to do what is right

  • sets a good example for everyone
  • makes the world a better place
  • demonstrates the Great Eight words in everyday life:
  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Caring
  4. Courage
  5. Honesty
  6. Fairness
  7. Flexibility
  8. Perseverance

Where does character count?

  • Classroom
  • Hallways
  • At Home
  • Recess
  • Around Community
  • Curriculum
  • Technological Use
  • Eating Lunch
  • Restrooms