The "8 Keys of Excellence" Character Education
The 8 Keys of Excellence provide a framework for students to achieve success in school and their personal lives. Typically, teachers and parents are the primary examples for students at the primary level, but in the fast-paced 21st century, students are learning at a faster pace and the world around them has a bigger influence. This is where the 8 Keys of Excellence come in. The message they deliver is that you are the master of your own world - you create the direction and outcome of your life. We encourage you to please visit the website for further information http://8keys.org/The 8 Keys of Excellence are:IntegrityMatch behavior with valuesDemonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say. Be sincere and real.Failure Leads to SuccessLearn from mistakesView failures as feedback that provides you with the information you need to learn, grow, and succeed.Speak with Good PurposeSpeak honestly and kindlyThink before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.This is It!Make the most of every momentFocus your attention on the present moment. Keep a positive attitude.CommitmentMake your dreams happenTake positive action. Follow your vision without wavering.OwnershipTake responsibility for actionsBe responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. "Own" the choices you make and the results that follow.FlexibilityBe willing to do things differentlyRecognize what's not working and be willing to change what you're doing to achieve your goal.BalanceLive your best lifeBe mindful of self and others while focusing on what's meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillmentcome when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.