Character Education, Part II: Positive Role Models and Proactive Educators

Presented by: Clifton Taulbert

Educators are powerful role models for students and can impact student behavior, learning and academic success. This course encourages teachers to create an environment conducive to learning by helping students take personal responsibility for their actions and by creating a positive moral climate for solving conflicts. Educators will also explore their own roles as leaders as they pursue the “eight habits of the heart”: a nurturing attitude, responsibility, dependability, friendship, brotherhood, high expectations, courage, and hope. Strategies are also presented to encourage the participation of family and community in the modeling of good character and the creation of a school-wide character education program that leverages involvement from businesses, faith communities, parents, and coaches.


30 Clock Hours $199 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert, a Pulitzer nominated author forOnce Upon a Time When We Were Colored(1989) and the president and founder of the Building Community Institute, speaks worldwide on the critical issue of building community. His booksEight Habits of the Heart andEight Habits of the Heart for Educatorsadvance the theory that "unselfish leadership...ensures student success." Before he became an author (including of the Little Cliffchildren's series) and professional speaker, Taulbert worked in the banking industry. After a stint as a sergeant in the US Air Force, Taulbert earned his B.A. at Oral Roberts University, and earned continuing professional education credits (toward an MBA) from Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Recipient of the 17th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for literature, Taulbert was one of the first African American writers to win the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for nonfiction, and was named byTimemagazine one of America's outstanding black entrepreneurs.