Commitment to CharacterCommitment to Character, the Pinellas County Schools district model for character development, utilizes a common language, teachable moments, literature, service learning, and modeling to teach character in all curriculum areas. Rather than using a prescribed curriculum, the Commitment to Character model provides a menu of strategies that are infused through the everyday curriculum with an intentional, conscious focus. The goal of the program is to create a school culture that is saturated with respect, responsibility, honesty and other character qualities to prepare students for college, career and life.
Month by Month Calendar
August - Treating yourself and others with courtesy and consideration.
September - Doing your best and taking ownership for your words and actions.
October - Getting along with others and working together to accomplish a goal.Citizenship*
November - Being law abiding and involved in service to school, community and country.
December - Being nice and considerate toward others.
January - Working in a careful and consistent manner without giving up.
February - Respecting the individual differences, views, and beliefs of other people.
March - Using truthful speech and behavior.
April - Managing your emotions and choosing acceptable behavior.
May - Being kind, friendly, considerate and willing to listen, give and share.
June - Being brave in difficult situations, challenging yourself.
July - Demonstrating allegiance to one’s country.
*Beginning 2004-2005 Character Education, K-12, shall stress these character qualities. Florida School Code, Section 1003.42(2)(s).
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