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A Year of ‘Teachable Moments’: Civic Virtues and Character Education in Action

Following a tumultuous year, how can educators develop inclusive and supportive campus climates? How might a focus on character traits, such as integrity, compassion, justice, and empathy, improve student learning and outcomes?

What approaches are schools taking to nurture these traits through experiential learning and classroom instruction?

Educators and experts addressed these and other questions during a May 4 session at the Education Writers Association’s 2021 National Seminar.

The participants were:

  • Ashley Rogers Berner, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arria Coburn, The Springfield (MA) Renaissance School
  • Andrew Smarick, The Manhattan Institute
  • Emily Richmond, Education Writers Association (Moderator)

A Year of ‘Teachable Moments’: Civic Virtues and Character Education in Action