The Promise of a Life of Selfless Service with Andy DiDomenico

AGAPE, the word that started New York teacher and Character Strong team member Andy DiDomenico on his journey down Character Road. Enjoy Andy’s passion for the power of influence and the promise of a life of selfless service. Transcription Hello and welcome back to the corner on character, where character speaks a podcast in partnership […]

Planting Seeds of Hope with Keri Wilt (and her great great grandmother)

Shhhhhh; today’s guest has a secret. Tune in as motivational speaker and author Keri Wilt shares not only the bounty of her own life’s harvest, but also who her great great grandmother, Frances, was and how a lovely lady she never even met continues to positively plant seeds of hope in her garden. Check out […]

Kids Story Books in English

We’ve compiled a list of the best character education books for elementary school students and kids story books in english. What was one of your favorite times of the school day as an elementary student? For many, story time is likely pretty close to the top of the list. While entertaining and enjoyable to read […]

Increase your Students’ Academic Achievement

When it comes to improving your students’ academic achievement, there’s an arsenal of theories, strategies, lesson plans, assessments, and more at your fingertips, from tech tools and manipulatives to cooperative learning and peer teaching. Why then are so many students continuing to struggle in the classroom and at testing time? According to, students first […]

How to Teach Students Patriotism

When it comes to being an American, there is much to celebrate: baseball, apple pie, and landmarks such as Mount Rushmore are a few things that might come to mind. And while these are certainly a part of the culture, there are some even more important defining characteristics: our ability to vote, our freedom of […]

Lesson Plan: Teaching Students About Gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time to instill in students the character trait of gratitude? For students, it’s easy to overlook the many blessings in their lives — and even become entitled — particularly since most of their needs and wants are being met by mom, dad, or another caretaker at this […]