Heartwood Institute, a non-profit educational organization based in Pittsburgh, is committed to promoting the understanding and practice of seven universal ethical attributes that are the foundation of community among all people: Courage, Loyalty, Justice, Respect, Hope, Honesty, and Love. By addressing these attributes in tangible ways, Heartwood's comprehensive programs boost achievement while building character, and can help reduce bullying and disciplinary referrals in a school setting. In addition, the programs meet academic standards for language arts and social studies, making them ideal additions to both elementary and middle school curricula.
Elementary Grade Kits
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Created by teachers for teachers, these easy-to-use kits have everything you need to guide children in exploring universal ethical values while enhancing core curriculum areas of language arts and social studies
Incidents of bullying are on the rise in today's schools. Whether the bullying is face–to–face or online, continued patterns of harassment and abuse are taking a serious academic, social, and emotional toll on an increasing number of students.
Middle Grade Curriculum
The period of early adolescence has been called the "last best chance" to positively influence young people and prepare them to make healthy, fulfilling choices about their lives. To help students at this age, character educators must take into account a variety of needs, abilities, and cultural differences.
Eleanore Childs, Esq., one of the four founders and authors of Heartwood, explains the components that make up Heartwood and the philosophy behind the program.
T.R.U.E. Cards: Life Lessons
Thoughtful quotes, sayings, and proverbs that build character and self esteem. The 49 cards are designed to initiate and guide meaningful conversations between adults and children, helping children relate ethical ideas to their own lives.
Our Resources section will help you implement character education into the classroom as smoothly, effectively, and enjoyably as possible. Culture Keys are a resource to expand knowledge of the cultures, historical backgrounds, geography, and issues that appear in Heartwood books for the middle grade levels.
Heartwood Institute is proud to partner with organizations that share our dedicated to serving the educational needs of our youth. We invite the Heartwood Institute community to learn more about our partners and support their missions.
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