CHARACTER EDUCATION

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I often remind our teachers and staff that a school should not only develop the academic ability of its students but also help to shape a healthy character of a child. 

Character development programs are important not only because they instill in children ethical principles and good character qualities (compassion, respect, responsibility, etc.), but also because they help reduce problems associated with bad student behavior.

Bullying, ridicule, and intimidation among students can be a major problem in schools. The results of bullying can be disastrous for both the victim and the aggressor. Bullying can happen on social media as well.

Because of bullying, students can refuse to go to school and may even become depressed. In some cases, this can lead to tragic consequences.

It is very important that the school and the family work as one team, helping the child to form a truly harmonious and whole person.

“We must remember that intelligence is not everything. Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Larissa Gonchar

Larissa Gonchar, COA Elementary School Principal outreachacademy.org

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