The Virtues Project was honored by the United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a model global program for all cultures and was featured on the Oprah Show as a method for teaching children to "do the right thing." This long-awaited guide for counselors, teachers, caregivers and youth leaders offers a wealth of character awakening activities and ideas for bringing out the best in your students and yourself.
The Virtues Project contains proven strategies for awakening virtues Ã¹ the gifts within. It represents a wholistic approach to character education that can easily be integrated into existing curricula in individual classrooms, counseling groups, school, day-care center, or youth program.
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271 pages • 8.5 x 11 • softcover • ©2000
“This program claims to move from shaming to naming by recognizing behavioral problems as teachable moments. Like Gibbs, Popov believes in a focus on positive virtues rather than judgements. One of the many exemplary teachers in the book says, 'With harsh discipline you learn systematic mediocrity, so that you won't be noticed...shaming children discourages excellence.' The book provides a superb overview as well as practical examples of how to spot virtue and activities for educators.”
Kara Smith (December 2005, “Guides and Disasters,” Professionally Speaking, pp. 39–40).