Classroom Jobs (referenced on pg 148)
A suggested list of classroom tasks that elementary and secondary teachers may consider turning over to students to aid in responsibility.
Parent letter for homework responsibility (referenced on pg 155)
The Contra Costa County Office of Education has dozens of activities for middle school students to help build several social skills. Each skill listed is linked to an activity or resource for the classroom.
What Is Responsibility?
This video, created by kids for kids, is an in-depth look at what kids know and feel when it comes to responsibility. Elementary and secondary students share their personal stories. This video can support or promote discussions and lessons on accountability in the classroom.
The Power of Words
This video went viral on social media. It is short but makes an impact. A blind man stands on the street soliciting funds. A passer-by comes along and changes the words on his sign to make the message more powerful. The video is a demonstration of the power of words.
Teaching Students to Be Digitally Responsible
Teaching students digital responsibility is every teacher's obligation. Two of the best online resources for accomplishing this goal are Digital Citizenship and NetSmartz . Both sites offer student-friendly lesson ideas and information. Whether teachers use the sites as inspiration for curriculum planning or additives before a big research project, teaching digital responsibility could not be easier with these resources.
Character Trait Resources for Teachers
Polk County School District www.polk-fl.net in the Florida Keys has created an exhaustive list of resources ideas focused on several character traits. Some of the information can be helpful when teaching SEL skills. The resources on responsibility include a suggested reading list, quotes, and lesson integration ideas for every subject, among other resources.
The Rap Responsibility video by Buckalope Elementary (a puppet curriculum designed for K-4 Character Education) is ideal for younger students. The rapping puppets describe examples of student responsibility that children can relate to.