How to Teach Character in the Classroom and Online

Students benefit from working with their teachers to develop core tenets that guide their behavior in school and at home.

Good teaching involves character building. I find myself worrying as much about students’ hearts as I do about their minds—or their grades, for that matter.

Parents have shared with me that they do too, like never before. As I spoke with families when the virtual adventure began, I asked each one what I could do to help during this trying time. The number one answer? Teach children to be mature and independent. As one parent put it, “Mr. Courtney, can you teach him to be good while I’m busy?”

As usual, parents know what their children need: character.


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Posted by Dawn LoMauro
Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro