Core Virtues is surprisingly easy for schools, teachers, and parents to implement. It does not require elaborate teacher training or contrived pedagogical techniques. It requires instead the introduction of an age-appropriate definition for each virtue (see Cycle of Virtues tab on this site) and the reading of quality children’s literature at a “Morning Gathering” for approximately 15 minutes per day three times a week.
The Core Virtues program (print volume) includes: an overview of the program’s philosophical and historical underpinnings, a strategy for implementation, a month-by-month sequence for teaching consensus virtues on a three year cycle; grade specific goals for kindergarten to sixth grade; reproducible definition of the virtues keyed to various grade levels; and, most importantly, an extensive resource guide (bibliography) to quality children’s literature organized by virtue.
The Core Virtues program can be used with any academic curriculum.