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					 Toward Higher Ground




Building Character by Teaching Self-
Respect, Self-Discipline and Responsibility
Objectives
What is character?
Behavior-Related Challenges
Behavior-Related Challenges

Challenges are most often
 symptoms of problems, not
 problems themselves
Frequently stem from lack of
 self-respect, self-discipline
 and/or responsibility
 From Challenges to Character


Our primary goal today is to
 discover ways to move students
 away from challenging behaviors
 and toward good character.
Keys for Making a Change

It’s all about a change in perspective
   Typically, we see self-respect, self-
    discipline and responsibility as traits.
   Need to view these elements of character
    as though they were skills.
   We can help students improve skill levels
    within the context of what we do every
    day, even without the help of parents or
    peers.
I need a volunteer!
First Important Word
                    Dick Fosbury




• Revolutionized
  the high jump
• World record in
  1968 Olympics
Importance of Self-Respect

Self-respect is the starting point
   Worst problems (lack of respect for
    others, violence) tend to be
    exhibited by students with low skill
    in self-respect.
   Students with little self-respect are
    unlikely to respond to traditional
    efforts to modify their behavior.
Developing Self-Respect
Students must change their own
 perspectives.
   Realize they do have control over their
    futures.
   Realize they can succeed.
 Self-Esteem Vs. Self-Respect

Self-Esteem      Self-Respect
  Need to feel      Must be earned
   good about        Comes from
   yourself
                      feeling good
  Has a bad name     about what you
   today
                      have
  Not everything     accomplished
   that makes you
   feel good is a    Is built upon
   good thing to do   success
Developing Self-Respect

Keys
  Provide students with structured
   opportunities for success.
  Start by finding success within a
   typical scenario for failure.
  Build upon successes incrementally
   - apply principles of progressive
   skill development as you would any
   skill in your curriculum.
Developing Self-Respect

Keys
  Provide students with structured
   opportunities for success.
  Start by finding success within a
   typical scenario for failure.
  Build upon successes incrementally
   - apply principles of progressive
   skill development as you would any
   skill in your curriculum.
Grade This Quiz

1.   1   +   1   = 2
2.   4   -   2   = 6
3.   5   +   6   = 11
4.   6   -   0   = 6
5.   3   +   4   = 8
Grade This Quiz

1.   receive
2.   receipt
3.   releive
4.   believe
5.   decieve
Which is most important?

 1.   1   +   1   = 2
 2.   4   -   2   = 6
 3.   5   +   6   = 11
 4.   6   -   0   = 6
 5.   3   +   4   = 8
Developing Self-Respect

Keys
  Provide students with structured
   opportunities for success.
  Start by finding success within a
   typical scenario for failure.
  Build upon successes incrementally
   - apply principles of progressive
   skill development as you would any
   skill in your curriculum.
Second Important Word
 Developing Self-Discipline
    and Responsibility

Follow the same procedures as
 you would with self-respect.
Once you master the technique,
 you can apply it to all three
 elements of character, helping
 your students move toward
 higher ground.
What’s Next?




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