The Carbon Valley Academy learning environment encourages students to achieve academic success while building strong personal character.
Children take values seriously when they see that adults respect and agree with those values. Although parents should be the ones who determine what values they want their children to develop, children need the help of the community, particularly schools, to reinforce these values.
Character education involves teaching children about basic human values, which include honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality, and respect.
The goal is to raise children to become morally responsible and self-disciplined citizens. By this way, problem-solving, decision making, and conflict resolution are important parts of moral character development. Through role-plays and discussions, children can see that their decisions affect other people.
The activities and games that will be carried out in the schools give them the possibility of being part of a group in which they can interact with other children of the same age, as well as with adults, which will allow them to establish social relationships to help them in their maturation.
How can children benefit from character education?
Character education presents life in context, inviting them to listen, share, explore, and reflect. By cultivating knowledge for a useful life, students learn through literature, art, humanity, and throughout the existing school curriculum the benefits and consequences of their behavior.
They learn the power of choice.
They learn to appreciate the qualities of being human and to share their appreciation at home, at school, and in the community.