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Messages from Dr. Vincent
Thoughtful topics on character education by Dr. Philip Fitch Vincent, Director of the Character Development Group (www.charactereducation.com)
The National Center for Youth Issues is one of the leading and most trusted providers of character building resources nationwide. More than 27,000 school/districts nationwide now use their print and video resources. In addition to character education, their materials address issues such as substance abuse prevention, anger management, bullying, and "abstinence only" sex education.
Resources from Dr. Philip Fitch Vincent and the Character Development Group. Dr. Vincent is one of the nation's most respected leaders in character development, and is the author of many books, including the best selling books Developing Character in Students - Primer for Teachers, Parents & Communities, and Promising Practices in Character Education - Nine Success Stories from Across the Country. His latest book is Rules & Procedures - First Step Toward School Civility.
The 7 E's of Teaching a Character Trait - from Dr. Thomas Lickona
The Best of Character by Duane E. Hodgin, PhD - A must for every K-12 educator who would like some quick, easy-to-use character quotes and activities at their fingertips. The sourcebook contains more than 500 quotes, character activities for every grade level and easy-to-adapt bulletin board illustrations. For purchase information contact:
National Center for Youth Issues
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Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: 423.899.5714, Fax: 423.899.4547