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This video will help participants:

  • describe how the five elements of a classroom and school foster student wellbeing (RAVES).
  • apply to their practice the five elements of a classroom and school that foster student wellbeing (RAVES).
  • understand ways that healing of undercared for students can be mitigated through DEEP activities.

Nurturing Character in the Classroom - EthEx Series

By Narvaez and colleagues

The Nurturing Character in the Classroom book series is a set of guidebooks for teachers that provide hundreds of ideas for how to incorporate moral character skill development into regular academic instruction. EthEx refers to the lifelong development of ethical skills toward expertise (ethical expertise) in many domains and situations. The four EthEx books each suggest 7 skills with 3 subskills important for a virtuous life. The books outline how to teach these skills in a middle-school context. But the books are used by K-16 instructors. 


Each book contains:


· Hundreds of ideas for integrating ethical skill development into standards-drive academic instruction


· Four levels of novice-to-expert instruction


· Guidelines for a classroom climate supporting each skill


· Student self-monitoring items for each skill


“A wonderful resource for nurturing character in the school setting. Narvaez, Bock, Endicott and Lies offer sound, practical, non-prescriptive guidance for teachers that thoughtfully integrates virtue ethics, social and emotional learning, and moral development theory with current research on knowledge acquisition and expertise development.” Marilyn Watson, Author of Learning to Trust.


These books were initiated during the Minnesota Community Voices and Character Education Project (U.S. Department of Education, Grant # R215V98000, Office of Educational Research and Improvement) where Dr. Narvaez was research director.


You can find a wide variety of resources, including workshop materials, and resources translated into Russian and Chinese on the University of Notre Dame website here.

More Resources

You can find a wide variety of resources, including workshop materials, resources for ministers and therapists, as well as resources translated into Russian and Chinese on the University of Notre Dame website here.

Ethex series

Ethical Sensitivity: Nurturing Character in the Classroom, EthEx Series Book 1

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Ethical Judgment: Nurturing Character in the Classroom, Ethex Series Book 2

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Ethical Motivation: Nurturing Character in the Classroom, EthEx Series Book 3

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Ethical Action: Nurturing Character in the Classroom, EthEx Series Book 4

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Workshop materials

Additional Information

Ministers, Therapists, Grandparents: Scroll to lower on the page


Materials in Chinese

道德教育教材中文標題

Materials in Russian

Research Tools Page


FOR EDUCATORS


NOTE: This page has MATERIAL TO DOWNLOAD and LINKS at bottom of section for FREE ONLINE CURRICULUM MATERIALS and LINKS to PUBLISHED CURRICULUM BOOKS

First, read one of these chapters that discusses ethical education and brain function applied to classrooms.


Narvaez, D. (2008). Human flourishing and moral development: Cognitive science and neurobiological perspectives on virtue development. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education (pp. 310-327). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Narvaez, D., & Bock, T. (2014). Developing expertise and moral personalities. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education (2nd ed.) (pp. 140-158). New York, NY: Routledge.


HERE ARE IDEAS AND MATERIALS PRESENTED AT WORKSHOPS:


Ethical Education Comparison Chart.


Promoting Whole Brain function and Meeting Student Needs.


Tuning into Ethical Behavior: Story Discussion Guide for Parents, Teachers and Students.


Assessing Ethical Skills.


RAVES for Educators


Raising and Educating Wise and Good People


The Classroom RAVES Model for Moral Character and Ethical Knowhow. Narvaez, D. & Bock, T. (2014). University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.


Cultural Neurobiology of Moral Development,


Checklist for an Ethical and Achieving Classroom: Guidebook. Narvaez, D. (2014).University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.


The Neurobiology of Moral Formation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Character Education Partnership, Washington D.C.


An Integrated Approach to Virtue Education. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Character Education Partnership, Washington D.C.


Integrative Ethical Education. Narvaez, D. (2011).University of Notre Dame: Moral Psychology Lab.


Other papers that might be of interest:


Narvaez, D. (2010). Building a sustaining classroom climate for purposeful ethical citizenship. In T. Lovat and R. Toomey (Eds.), International Research Handbook of Values Education and Student Wellbeing (pp. 659-674) New York: Springer Publishing Co.


Narvaez, D. & Lapsley, D. K. (2008). Teaching moral character: Two alternatives for teacher educatorsTeacher Educator, 43(2), 156-172.


FREE ONLINE CURRICULUM MATERIALS:


Community Voices and Character Education Curriculum Materials


PUBLISHED CURRICULUM BOOKS:


Nurturing Character in the Classroom. EthEx Series, 4 books, 2009:


Other downloadable things at my website: http://www3.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/


FOR MINISTERS


Expanded workbook from Andover Newton Theological School Workshop (January 2016)

Powerpoint (no photos) from Andover Newton Theological School Workshop (January 2016)


THERAPISTS


RAVES DEEP Workbook

RAVES DEEP Powerpoint

Tuning into Ethical Behavior Story Discussion Guide for Therapist, Client

Ethical Assessment for Therapist, Client


FOR GRANDPARENTS (coming soon)

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