Has our weekly #CharacterEdChat made you smile? It will this Thursday.

Spotted any good billboards lately? There are some positively positive ones popping up around the country as part of the Smile Across America campaign, which will culminate in the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In San Antonio, one of the billboards carries the message that “Superheroes are real. You’re one of them.” Barbara Gruener, a veritable […]

CC! in the News: The Alliance for Student Activities Looks at Character Education

Character education is not extra. Instead, it must be integrated into the fabric of our schools so that it becomes a habit that drives decisions, outcomes, and the overall culture. That statement, from a recent article in the newsletter of the Alliance for Student Activities, sums up the longstanding approach of CHARACTER COUNTS!. The article — […]

Participate in the Character Matters Student Essay Contest

Why does character matter? If you’re a teacher, ask your students that question and tell them to deliver their answers in the form of a cogent, insightful and all-around inspiring essay. Then submit the best ones as entries in the 19th annual Character Matters Student Essay Contest. To help unleash your students’ creative juices, you might lead […]


It’s National School Counseling Week!

Have you thanked a school counselor this week? The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has set aside February 2-6 this year as National School Counseling Week. The idea is to create awareness of the services that school counselors provide to your school family. Here’s how the ASCA website puts it: National School Counseling Week 2015, “Celebrate School […]