Here's how to teach character education in a way that will encourage your students' health and happiness at the same time as improving their learning experience. Teaching Virtues explains the current reality facing teachers-too much inspiration and not enough implementation-and responds with specific psychological and pedagogical strategies. Based upon the universal virtues present in the holistic American Indian view of ethics, the methods in this book enable educators to unify character and curriculum. A more ethical and more educated student is the result.
Don Trent Jacobs is Head of the Education Department at Oglala Lakota College, and is the author of ten other books. He holds doctorates in health psychology and curriculum and instruction. Jessica Jacobs-Spencer is an eighth grade mathematics teacher in Arcata, California. She holds a Masters degree in Mathematics Education.
Part 1 The Strength of the North Chapter 2 Courage Connectedness and Commitment Part 3 The Enlightenment of the East Chapter 4 Blueprints for Success Chapter 5 Words and Meanings Chapter 6 The Process is the Outcome: Assessing Character Education Part 7 The Interconnections of the South Chapter 8 Social Studies, Of Course Chapter 9 Language Arts: The Art of Sharing Experience Chapter 10 Science and Virtue: Partnership for the Future Chapter 11 P.E.: Body, Mind, and Spirit Chapter 12 Mathematics and Character Chapter 13 The Visual and Performing Arts: Missing Links to Good Character Part 14 The Mysteries of the West Chapter 15 Not to Be Amiss: Thoughts on the Challenges Ahead Chapter 16 The Ten Commandments? Chapter 17 Hard Wakan Chapter 18 Learning Virtues in Higher Education Chapter 19 Conclusion: "The Beginning" Chapter 20 About the Authors Chapter 21 References