As a community of educators: Let's define what character means, then identify what ideal behaviors would show evidence of someone having "true character"? what are the character ideals we should all strive for?
As teachers, how might we model that behavior in the classroom and show students what character looks like. I like the idea of teachers coming together and tackling this complex definition together ---what character means to one teacher may mean something completely different to another. Working through these definitions and providing concrete examples of what it looks like will help students live out the character themselves.
I chose the "see Jane build character" image because I think there is something very powerful around students actually seeing character in action.
Is it displaying a good work ethic while volunteering a non-profit? being honest while taking a test? standing up to a bully?
I don't think some students lack character because they're being apathetic or defiant---it could be because they just don't know what it looks like or don't see "character" explicitly enough in the classroom.
Can we design a (program, event, experience) where school leaders and educators define character, create concrete examples of character, spotlight models of what character looks like, support students striving for character and recognize students who show evidence of true character.