Written By – Joseph Scaglione
Michael Kronick’s philosophy behind his teaching is “Joyful” education. 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 just about marks and socializing, it’s about development; where students gradually learn to become contributing members of society. Happiness, confidence, kindness, grit, determination, perseverance, all of which are powers that build character.
Character Powers is a set of 22 beautifully illustrated reading cards for kids and adults helping them appreciate and discover positive qualities in themselves by relating to inspirational icons such as Malala Yousafzai and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Each card details the stories of these powerful individuals, allowing the reader to relate to and be inspired by their character.
Character education is as important to academics as reading, science, and math. Character education teaches children how to identify and cultivate their own strengths. It is a lifelong journey, most of us start too late, but it guides all of our decisions. Our character defines how we live, the decisions we make, and even the words we use. Character determines how we view ourselves and how we believe others perceive us.
Character Powers cards hope to develop essential literacy skills in grade school children, but also build their self-esteem and confidence and help them appreciate positive qualities in themselves and people around them. 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 begin to learn about themselves and their peers. In a world where self-care is a priority it is important to build character and confidence at a young age.
To buy a deck of 22 Character Powers cards, perfect for in classroom or at home character building activity go to https://characterpowers.com/ and power on!