The Middle School Core approaches character education through a decision-making lens. Students investigate each character strength to determine what it is and isn’t and then weigh the advantages/disadvantages of adopting a character strength and corresponding behaviors.
Research suggests that continuous, purposeful, and systematic character education instruction provides many positive outcomes, including skills valuable for college and career readiness.
Middle schoolers explore 30 character strengths and practice responsible decision-making through Cloud9World’s Middle School Program, Weighing Into Character Strengths.
Students are presented with short, non-fiction explanations of each character strength within a robust ePlatform of dynamic unfinished scenarios to solve. Lesson plans support increased rigor with a menu of student activities that include problem-solving, research, and decision-making.
Cloud9World offers a plethora of online resources for schools implementing this product to create a schoolwide cultural shift. Videos, games, morning announcements, books, and curriculum all add to the schoolwide focus on a single strength throughout the month.
- Universal Screener
- Strength-Based Quizzes
- Strength-Based Pre and Post
- Open-Ended Assessments
- Character Application Rubrics
Many core skills can be reinforced at home. This product provides parents with plenty of resources, including cards that explain each skill and how it can be reinforced at home and a monthly parent newsletter. The Home Connection with each lesson provides parents with activities to do at home with teens to encourage their application of character education.