What is Character Education?
Character Education is teaching children about good character traits or core values that help them get along well in society. It is about the core values we all need to cooperate and keep our society running smoothly. Teaching core values is part of the social and emotional component of Gouverneur Elementary School's Mission Statement. It is also one of the Department of Education’s six key goals for children.
"Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as Respect, Justice, Civic Virtue, Citizenship and Responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of the safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society." ~ US Dept. of Education. Character Education…Our Shared Responsibility
Each month one of the following character education topics will be presented as a lesson to our students in each of the Pre-K – 2nd grade classrooms.