Many would agree that the issue of character is a focus not only in today's political climate, but also in our schools, homes, and communities.
School has been the place where academic instruction and learning is the focus, yet over time, the focus on teaching understanding, inclusion, and mutual respect has been elevated to a new level of importance as well. As it should.
Teaching children how to navigate through life requires far more than knowing how to recite learned information. It requires knowing how to demonstrate tolerance, how to work collaboratively, and how to stand up for others when they are being harmed or targeted. Or ignored. And far more.
Do you see students as lacking a moral compass? Do you think character education is as important as academics? What do you think about this?