Character Building Through Choices and Challenges

Robert Bohlken, Ph.D

Copyright 2013 Robert Bohlken, Ph.D.

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The core of effective character education is promoting positive behavior. In these short stories, students help solve problems encountered by the compassionate, optimistic Mukies. These clever characters show that by being open-minded and truly listening to one another , issues such as racism, violence and aggression can be avoided. Each chapter has an introduction to the character traits emphasized and ends with activities and questions for discussion.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Character building

Meet the Mukies -an overview of the Mukie Nation

An Ounce of Prevention - problem-solving, decision making

The Happy But Unhappy Mukie - self esteem, contentment, happiness

Crossing the Line - friendship. trust, courage, risk taking, cooperation

What Handicap? - mutual respect, love, caring, relationships

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