HONORABLE CHARACTER™

Classroom Management System
Schoolwide Packages

The Honorable Character Team of educators created a tried-and-true classroom management system that significantly minimizes disruptions and maximizes instructional time. Teachers incorporating Honorable Character into their school day quickly notice a culture where improved attitudes, self-confidence, academic growth, and student-teacher relationships flourish. Our approach focuses on students' positive character, which studies show improves behavior in students by 70% and increases traits such as responsibility and respect by 50%.

  • Teachers spend less time managing poor behavior.
  • Teachers spend more time teaching the curriculum.
  • Schools transform into a more positive and productive learning environment implementing the Honorable Character Classroom Management System.
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The HONORABLE CHARACTER™
Classroom Managment System

Resources

Character Trait Poster

The Character Trait Poster lists character qualities needed for successful interpersonal relationships and ethical behavior. When teachers recognize students' positive character throughout the day, students learn the importance of core character values like respect, kindness, responsibility, self-control, and cooperation.

Teacher Resource Binder

The Teacher Resource Binder is full of teacher-made resources to simplify and support implementing the Honorable Character System into the classroom.

Recording Chart

The Recording Chart tracks constructive behaviors while ensuring recognition of all children.

Conduct Card

The Conduct Card provides a consistent, positive way for teachers to build authentic school-family partnerships. Teachers inform parents of their child's honorable choices and correction marks via this simple, weekly communication tool.

TEACHER TRAINING

The Web-based Honorable Character (HC) Training Modules ensure that teachers are ready to implement the HC positive mindset shift in their classrooms. As a bonus, teachers may schedule personal consultation(s) via email or video conference with an Expert HC Trainer.

Module 1

The Heart of Honorable Character

We discuss how Honorable Character™ promotes lasting change in behavior, thinking, and attitude. (13:19)

Module 2

First of Year Classroom Setup and Organization

We walk through the materials teachers use in the classroom, and explain best practices that enable the best possible outcomes. (9:26)

Module 3

Classroom Procedures and Expectations

We explain how to introduce Honorable Character to students, how to set expectations, and how to record both honorable and defining character traits. (13:07)

Module 4

Threading Honorable Character Throughout the Day

We walk through various school scenarios and settings and provide tangible strategies for threading character building to provide opportunities for transforming hearts all day long. (15:40)

Module 5

Honorable Character Traits

We define each of the 14 Honorable Character™ traits and use real-life scenarios to show you how this approach is applied for each trait in the classroom and throughout the school. (18:38)
** Schools may request In-person HC Training or Advanced HC Training by emailing: info@honorablecharacter.com to arrange. Link to Web-based Teacher Training Modules will be sent following purchase.
As educators, we understand the struggle to find an effective (and reasonably priced) classroom behavioral management system. Teachers don’t want to see the same disruptive behavior displayed in their students again and again. This hinders the learning environment, resulting in slower academic growth and higher rates of office referrals. Our system combats disruptive behavior by providing the framework to acknowledge character-building scenarios already happening within the classroom throughout the entire day. This is not another lesson plan. Rather, this system complements any curriculum already in place.

FAQs

What is the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Classroom Management System?

This system was designed over 30 years ago by teachers, for teachers. Its emphasis is on the positive. Teachers ‘catch’ students exhibiting positive behaviors, recognizing and rewarding their good choices by recording them on a classroom chart.

Do teachers develop their own system of discipline and classroom management?

No. The HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Classroom Management System provides everything needed.

The HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Classroom Management System can be easily incorporated into a single classroom. Although an individual teacher can use the HC System, it is designed for school-wide use. When an entire campus implements the system, students return each year knowing classroom behavioral expectations. Campus-wide implementation maximizes instructional time. Optimal results are achieved when used school-wide.

Can we slowly roll-out the Honorable Character classroom management system?

Absolutely! If you are in the middle of a semester there are ways to slowly introduce the system without overwhelming the kids (or yourself!).

On what is the positive recognition based?

Each HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Trait Poster lists 14 honorable characteristics. Preschool lists 6 traits. Teachers look for students exhibiting these traits. All character traits are based on moral principles which are esteemed and valued by everyone.

How does a teacher keep track of honorable behavior?

Each classroom has an HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Recording Chart on the wall. Teachers ‘catch’ honorable behavior choices and record them by students’ names on the chart. Parents are informed weekly of their child’s honorable choices.

Do teachers forget to record on the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Recording Chart?

Yes! The students, however, never forget! They love to receive praise for positive choices and always remind the teacher to record on the chart.

What happens when students go to other classes, such as P.E.?

When this system is used throughout the entire school, any honorable character ‘caught’ while in other classes is recorded on the homeroom chart when students return. Students appreciate receiving praise from all teachers.

Does the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Classroom Management System address inappropriate behavior?

Yes. The beauty of the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Classroom Management System is its positive approach. As a prevention-based system, teachers ‘catch’ students making honorable choices, thus greatly reducing the need for correction.

If a student behaves unwisely or needs guidance developing a character trait, the teacher takes recommended steps to hold the student accountable. The heart of the HC System is to keep students aware of their choices and to support teachers in providing restorative opportunities.

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