Social Emotional Character Development

Character Education

The Orange County Department of Education Character Education English-Language Arts Project is a set of sample classroom lesson plans that infuse character education and social-emotional learning into the English-Language Arts curriculum. The lessons in this database are free for educational use and searchable by character trait (respect, responsibility, integrity and related traits), grade level, literature title, and California English-Language Arts Standards Tool. 

Do you want to adopt a program to help students enhance their physical and emotional health and reduce problem behaviors? This article describes criteria based on theory, research, and best educational practice that identify key social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies and program features that educators who adopt these programs should consider.