Commit to Character: Honesty

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 ‘honesty’.

Honesty: We behave in a sincere, trustworthy and truthful manner

Some examples of how we can show honesty are:

  • don’t say things about people that aren’t true
  • admit to your actions/mistakes, even if it means getting in trouble
  • explain how a situation really happened, don’t lie (ex. if you break something, be honest and admit it was you)

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

  • analyzing product advertisements and their tendency to “stretch the truth” to encourage consumer purchases
  • creating a list of categories of people in the world who are expected to be honest at all times, then discussing the importance of these people living up to this expectation

“Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” – Ghandi

Learn more about character education in the SCDSB. 

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