Written By – Joseph Scaglione

Michael Kronick uses a “Joyful” teaching philosophy. A teacher for over ten years in the public and private school system, he’s taught arguably the toughest grades 2, 3, and 4 in Toronto, Canada. Michael believes students need happiness, confidence, and kindness to be successful in and out of the classroom. School is not only about marks and socializing, it’s about character development; where students learn to contribute to society. Happiness, confidence, kindness, grit, determination, and perseverance, are powers that build character.

Character Powers is a set of 22 beautifully illustrated reading cards for kids and adults. The cards help appreciate and discover positive qualities through inspirational icons such as Malala Yousafzai and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Each card tells the stories of these powerful individuals, allowing readers to relate to their journey.

Character powers reading cards

Learning To Build Character

Character education is as important to academics as reading, science, and math. It teaches children how to identify and cultivate their strengths. It is a lifelong journey, most of us start late, yet it guides all of our decisions. Our character defines how we live, the decisions we make, and the words we use. It determines how we view ourselves and how we believe others perceive us.

These cards develop essential literacy skills in grade school students, while building self-esteem and confidence. This helps them appreciate positive qualities in themselves and others. There is an emphasis on social and emotional learning. We need to feed our minds and our hearts. Character Powers cards are a great classroom tool especially during family and social studies units where students start learning about themselves and their peers. In a world where self-care is a priority, it is important to build confidence at a young age.

Malala Yousefzai’s character power is Bravery.
Malala Yousefzai’s character power is Bravery.

To buy a deck of 22 Character Powers cards, perfect for in classroom or at home activity go to https://characterpowers.com/ and power on!

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