Character Education: The Dolphin Way

Character Education: The Dolphin Way

"The Dolphin Way… Doing the Right Thing Even When No One Is Looking"

This is our new character education program at LCM. As a community, we are looking at what good character means, what it looks like, and how we can foster this in our students and ourselves.

The Dolphin Way

- Do Your Best Work

- Help Others Succeed

- Respect Your School

Dolphin Sign

Monthly Focus

: Respect – Showing high regard for what's right, other people, and for self. Treating others as you would want to be treated. Understanding that all people have value as human beings.

October: Responsibility – Being accountable for your words and actions. Having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks with reliability.

November: Cooperation – Doing what's right and

being willing to work with a variety of people in a

variety of situations.

December: Kindness – Showing understanding of others by treating them with compassion, generosity, and a forgiving spirit.

January: Courage – Doing the right thing in the face of difficulty and following your conscience instead of the crowd.

February: Honesty – Telling the truth, taking responsibility for your actions. Being trustworthy and acting with integrity.

March: Self Discipline – Demonstrating hard work with controlling your emotions, words, actions, impulses, and desires. Giving your best in all situations.

April: Fairness – Practicing justice, equity, and equality. Cooperating with one another. Recognizing the uniqueness and value of each individual within our diverse society.

May: Perseverance – Pursuing worthy objectives with determination and patience while exhibiting fortitude when confronted with failure.

June: All of the Above

Please Read "10 Tips for Raising Children of Character," a great article by Dr. Kevin Ryan, Boston University School of Education (PDF)

Quotes to Consider

"Watch your thoughts, for they become your words,
Watch your words, for they become your actions,
Watch your actions, for they become your habits,
Watch your habits, for they become your character,
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

"Everyone tries to define this thing called character.
It's not hard.
Character is doing what's right when no one is looking."