Category Archives: character

Links Relating to Storybook Selection and Purchase

Caldecott Winners   (Hosted by Association for Library Service to Children)           http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal
Parents’ Choice  http://www.parents-choice.org/allawards.cfm
The Kindergarten Canon, by Fordham   https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html
Redeemed Reader https://redeemedreader.com/
Some Christian mothers review books:  https://ccbreview.blogspot.com/
Advance Publishing, owned by Author and Activist for Character Education, Carl Sommer (fyi aimed at elementary age, but still many books may be good for the 4s and the 5s)  http://advancepublishing.com/ 
 
These were the resource additions to a handout for a session on how to better read/tell stories at a conference for church related preschools.

Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at most only 4 other initiatives. Not only do teachers realize this is better for classroom management but also administrators may be finally realizing that studies show that charcter development results in better academic statistics.  Thank goodness for those who have taken some leadership  recently! Today there is a rating for public schools based on how much character development they offer. YAY!
I am continuing to suggest to CDCs that they have me in for teacher training on lesson plans for character development. I am now representing a publishing house for elementary level books in this category.  Please contact me for 1) speaking engagements anywhere 2) consulting for center/school culture in Texas or 3)  for vending character books in Austin, Houston, Dallas or Lubbock.  Please let me know if I can be of help in anyway.  Info@orgstrat.net 512-249-7629.