Association for Character Education.
“Character becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu, Philosopher
SMS are proud to announce that we are working towards our Quality mark from the Association for Character Education (ACE).
Character education is the process of learning common attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that are important for people to have as responsible citizens. Parents, teachers and families can help youth positively develop character.
Morals and values are key parts of character education. Children will learn about considering right and wrong, making informed decisions, exercising empathy, and reflecting on their thoughts and actions. These skills will help children consider what role they play in their community.
Our core character education values at SMS are:
Ambition : To be the best at something – An ambitious person doesn’t settle for second best. They’re always striving to be at the top of their field. This could include being the best in your career field, the best parent, the best friend, or the best in a particular sport.
Community Spirit : The underpinning philosophy of community development and spirituality is the connection of the individual to the collective, acknowledging that the wellbeing of the individual influences and is influenced by the wellbeing of the community.
Curiosity : The key to turning curiosity into insight is to refrain from criticism and all-or-none thinking, and instead accept the multitude of possibilities and continue asking questions. Being curious is a skill that can become a lifelong habit, helping people to develop a growth mindset and opening minds to a wealth of knowledge.
Honesty: Honesty helps in developing other positive traits such as kindness, discipline, truthfulness, and moral integrity. Honest people are sincere, trustworthy and loyal throughout their lives.
Resilience: Resilience is the process and outcome of successfully and confidently adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioural flexibility and being able to adjust to external and internal demands.
Respect: Showing respect is an essential part of building and maintaining relationships. Without it, you can’t devleop healthy relationships with others. Showing respect means giving other people the space and freedom to be who they are, to think what they think, and to do what they do.
Dear valued readers of the SMS Coaching newsletter, We’re thrilled to share some fantastic news with you today! Thanks to the generous grant of £1000