For over 40 years, Education for Life has pioneered a holistic, non-sectarian approach to learning that  integrates character development and academic achievement. This workshop will share many of the materials, methods, and insights that have resulted in a continuous stream of students who have successfully cultivated universal values such as cheerfulness, forgiveness, and self-control while earning standardized test scores that consistently rank them in the top 10% nationally.

In this workshop you will:

  • Take home a Life Skills Action Chart that provides a vehicle for creatively engaging students in the development of such qualities as Choosing Happiness, Forming Healthy Habits, Building Will Power, and Making Friends.
  • Receive the Tools of Maturity Checklist: a strength-based tool for assessing progress in the development of the body, feelings, will and intellect.
  • See standardized test scores that demonstrate how an emphasis on character growth also enhances academic achievement.
  • Review survey data on how alumni view the practical benefits of their values-based education.
  • Discover how character development can best be approached through cooperative, experiential learning.

Universal values are the jewels of human existence. They improve the quality of life for both children and adults and enable us to meet life’s countless challenges with courage and joy. With alumni now in their 40s and 50s, we can see see how incorporating these values into the very core of education prepares students for a life-long experience of meaning, purpose, and well-being.