Start with Teachers
The Character Effect™ is a complete, universal social & emotional learning program that improves the culture of a school’s community by building on everyone’s innate strengths. We accomplish this with a “teacher first” approach that focuses on teacher self-care through mindfulness, engages parents through fun and accessible tactics, and rallies all the adults in a student’s life around their strengths, to keep them focused on learning.
Kids are bringing complex issues into the classroom, with almost half having at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE). Add to that the academic demands, testing, and classroom management needs put on teachers, it’s no surprise that nearly half of all teachers leave the profession in their first five years and a teacher shortage is looming.