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By |2020-03-30T10:26:41-05:00May 7, 2014|

Self-ControlSelf-Control is “doing what is right, even when I don't feel like it.”Imagine riding in a car that is out of control. It can be frightening and very dangerous! This is also true for people who are out of control. They can hurt themselves and other people.Self-control is like having steering and brakes in the [...]

Character First Education Qualities

By |2019-09-05T15:12:22-05:00April 16, 2019|

Character First Education Qualities Elementary The Character First elementary curriculum presents timeless character traits in a bold, fresh manner. The following qualities are included in our elementary curriculum and each page offers downloads that correspond with the curriculum, available at Attentiveness Determination Honesty Responsibility Availability Diligence Initiative Self-Control Cautiousness Discretion Loyalty [...]

Additional Qualities

By |2019-06-20T10:56:33-05:00March 22, 2019|

Additional Qualities Prior to 2014, the monthly character material was published under Character First Business. Listed below are archived qualities no longer included in the current Character Core quality list. (We appreciate your patience as we continue the process of adding content over the next several months) Benevolence Faith Meekness Thriftiness Boldness [...]

Elementary Curriculum

By |2020-06-10T16:11:04-05:00February 13, 2018|

Elementary Curriculum The Character First elementary curriculum presents timeless character traits in a bold, fresh manner. These lessons are designed for students in public school, private school, home school, day care, summer camp, or any other educational setting. Click on each character quality for free lessons, activity sheets, craft templates, and videos. Or browse [...]


By |2020-03-30T10:26:22-05:00March 11, 2017|

Punctuality Punctuality is "showing respect for other people and their time." Being on time takes preparation and forethought. It requires using your time wisely. This means that you do not waste time or allow yourself to be distracted. Prioritize the most important projects or classes and give yourself enough time to prepare. This allows [...]


By |2019-09-06T13:13:39-05:00February 22, 2017|

Character Core Qualities The following list of character qualities provides a framework for the monthly Character Core video, magazine, poster, and e-mails produced by Strata Leadership. New content is added to one of these qualities each month depending on the current subscription cycle. (Download a definitions PDF) Alertness Dependability Gratefulness Punctuality Attentiveness [...]


By |2020-03-30T10:24:39-05:00October 16, 2014|

FlexibilityFlexibility is “adjusting to change with a good attitude.” A palm tree survives heavy storms because it bends with the wind instead of breaking under pressure. Similarly, you can show flexibility by adjusting to change the best you can and making the most of each situation. Even when you can’t control your circumstances, you can control how [...]


By |2020-03-30T10:26:10-05:00October 28, 2013|

Patience Patience is “waiting without getting upset.” Some things just take time—like growing up, traveling from one place to another, or learning something new. A patient person responds to these situations with a positive outlook and attitude. This includes trying new approaches and “pushing through” in order to overcome obstacles. Patience is a necessary [...]

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