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Best Practices for Character Development

CHARACTER LESSONS & CURRICULUM=C2: Character Challenge

C2 is “The strongest and easiest-to-use character training I’ve found.” – Assistant Superintendent, Texas

C2 trains in 28 character strengths based on Positive Psychology’s concepts and evidence-based research from numerous sources, primarily Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson’s Character Strengths and Virtues.


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WANT TO ASSESS STUDENT CHARACTER? Character Growth Index

CGI is the only character assessment designed to show character development over time.

CGI is sponsored by the Center for Character and Citizenship, University of Missouri-St. Louis. It is available for large groups such as schools, classes, and organizations.


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Research

Character strengths, their development, and their outcomes for well-being are hot research fields today. See Dr. Liston’s Briefings, breaking news on character, and the latest findings from diverse research fields here.


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Resources

Free brief videos illustrating character, lesson and activity ideas from schools, character educators you can contact for ideas and insight, and free tests of character strengths are here.


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Here is all you want to know about the second edition of C2: Character Challenge in the new online format.  This makes the 377-page curriculum affordable as well as easy to use and teach.

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C2 fully aligns with CCSS.  Here are the specifics.

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We scoured all movies produced since 2010 to find ones that teens like best AND that best illustrate the 28 primary character strengths.

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We want you to get ‘up close and personal’ with C2 Online.  What better way than a free test drive?  Enjoy the ride.

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Breaking News About Character Development

FAQ, blogs, testimonies, welcoming new customers, testimonies and reports on customers’ successes


The top scholar in Character Education, Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, teams with the one he calls ‘an authority in character assessment, Dr. Mark Liston, to write this scholarly article on the validation study of the Character Growth Index.

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This popular article by Eric Hoover from the Chronicle of Higher Education gives pertinent information on what universities are looking for in students they will accept.

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Here in one place are many tests of various character strengths such as Grit, Kindness, Decision-Making, Honesty, etc. Also included are multidimensional strengths tests such as the VIA Youth Survey. Links are provided to those offered online.

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How do high school students get accepted to the university of their choice? Universities are looking for students of character… but how do they know an applicant is virtuous? One of the most exciting developments in the field of Character Education is the creation of the Character Portfolio [© Mark Liston 2014].

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