A few years ago, I was asked by a charter school to create a series of lesson plans to assist in the development of positive character traits and leadership attributes in their students. I spent hundreds of hours developing 29 lessons, which have now been successful used by the charter school for many years. I have also use these lesson plans in my home with my own children. I am now making these lessons available for free to be used in any home, school, church, association, etc. Here is a link to download 29 Lessons for Character and Leadership Development as a PDF.
Please share the PDF with families, schools, and organizations. The 12 character attributes highlighted throughout these lessons are as follows:
Responsible: The story of my life is not written by what happens to me, but by what I choose.
Humble: I am teachable and continually seek learning and growth.
Courageous: I act even in the face of difficulty and pain.
Optimistic: I see and expect goodness.
Hardworking: I exert great effort to accomplish my goals.
Servant Leader: I serve and lead by example.
Integrity: I am honest. I live by moral and ethical principles. I honor my commitments. My word is my bond and a sacred treasure.
Persistent: Success is a process. I try until I succeed.
Independent: I do the right thing without being told.
Loving: I treat others with kindness and respect. I help others who are in need.
Grateful: I recognize and express appreciation for the assistance and kindness I receive.
Innovative: I look for ways to improve the lives of others in my family, my school, my community, my nation, and the world.
“As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.” –Benjamin Franklin