Resources for Developing Caring Schools

TeRRiFiCC Teachable Moments: Grades 7-12

TeRRiFiCC Teachable Moments is a set of lessons with hands-on, minds-on activities meant to build skills and reinforce and encourage youth to make positive character choices. The activities are categorized using the Six Pillars of Charactersm—Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship—identified by the CHARACTER COUNTS!™ program. Each activity identifies and lists the behaviors addressed, objective, materials needed, Illinois Learning Standard addressed, Illinois Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) Standard addressed, Promising Practice (PP) addressed, the step by step procedure for completing the activity, processing questions and additional helpful hints from those who piloted the activities. The Promising Practices are approaches that have the potential to impact the development of performance and moral character. These Promising Practices are part of A Report to the Nation: Smart and Good High Schools: Integrating Excellence and Ethics for Success in School, Work, and Beyond, by Dr. Thomas Lickona and Dr. Matthew Davidson.

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