Commit to Character: Optimism

The SCDSB’s 10 values are a key part of our commitment to character education. We refer to our values as our character attributes. Each month our schools recognize and celebrate a different attribute. This month on the blog, we are highlighting ‘optimism’.

Optimism: We maintain a positive attitude and have hope for the future

Some examples of how we can show optimism are:

  • staying motivated even when things don’t go well
  • when something bad happens, think about what you could do to avoid similar bad outcomes in the future
  • believing that hard work will pay off
  • make the best of all situations
  • focus on the positives instead of the negatives

Some ways that students in our schools learn about and develop optimism include:

  • identify and share songs that have an upbeat tone and a positive, uplifting message
  • have students to set an optimistic goal for their school year. Its focus could be: achievement, contribution to school, work completion, involvement in co-curricular activities

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn more about character education in the SCDSB. 

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