Just like I had to sneak vegetables into my kids food when they were little, I slip virtue lessons into their school work.
- History: “The founding fathers had fortitude.”
- Math: “I know fractional percents are hard for you, but your perseverance is humbling.”
- Science: “Thomas Edison was industrious.”
So I use virtue vocabulary; teaching what they mean and prompting discussion about who else we have learned about that has these qualities and how we can foster them in ourselves. I try to always encourage and compliment them using virtues. I also use virtues when I correct them. The Education in Virtue educators guide has been a magnificent resource for me.
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