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Excerpt — Teaching Children Responsible Behavior

Responsible behavior is increasingly taught in schools

The job of teaching children responsible behavior is increasingly falling to schools. It doesn’t take new teachers long to confront the sad reality that some children enter school without the most basic self-management abilities, and that this has detrimental effects on class environment and learning.

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Responsible behavior for primary levels

For the purposes of our teaching we’re thinking of responsible behavior as helping our students exhibit respect, accept and meet challenges, and work with others in a team environment. The levels that represent these behaviors have become my structure for managing behavior and integrating character education into my physical education classes.

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Sample Game: Respect Tag

A sample game for teaching children responsible behavior

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