According to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Character education involves teaching children about basic human values including honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality, and respect.
Sharron McElmeel is a leading expert in this field and she’s done just about everything including publishing a 220-page book called Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians and Parents.
As part of a discussion on character education and her other projects, Sharron McElmeel answers questions that help reveal some of her powerful advice which includes make your house a “book house”, include a book on every gift-giving occasion and we must all move out of our classrooms and living rooms to spread the joy of reading everywhere we can.
Links to Ms. McElmeel’s resources and books mentioned:
- Sharron McElmeel‘s website
- McBookWords – a resource for schools, educators and librarians
- McBookWords blog
- Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians and Parents
- Authors in the Kitchen: Recipes, Stories and More
- Authors in the Pantry: Recipes, Stories and More
Children’s books mentioned:
- Where the Wild Things Are
- A Snowy Day
- Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
- Value Tales Series
- Pink and Say
- Nail Soup
- Stone Soup
- The Gingerbread Boy
- A Ghost, a Witch and a Goblin