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1 Building Character in Schools Kevin Ryan & Karen Bohlin Presented by: Helen Reyes Kevin Ryan & Karen Bohlin Presented by: Helen Reyes Portfolio Table of Contents (link will only work if in “view show” mode

2 Ten Commandments Exodus 34:28 –Moses was up on the mountain with the Lord forty days and forty nights. In all that time he neither ate nor drank. At that time he wrote the terms of the covenant—the Ten Commandments—on the stone tablets. Huge community of God’s people

3 Philosophical Base Col: 2:8 Epistemological Ethical Axiological Aesthetics Acceptance/Rejection (I Cor. 2:14-16) & Application Nature of Man Trinitarian (See Chart One) Christ the Creator (Colossians 1:14-16) & Individuals Under Lordship (Phil. 2:9-11) YEC Worldview Beliefs Evolutionary Worldview Beliefs Consequences: Romans 1 Diagram A Interaction of the Worldview Model Components Dr. Steve Deckard

4 Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything you do.

5 Building a Community of Virtue By: Kevin Ryan Karen E. Bohlin

6 Key Concepts/Terms Polis (Greek city) –A group of people who share a vision for what constitutes a civilized life –Not by chance –Shared principles and core beliefs –Committed citizens –Safe place Compared to outside the walls

7 Key Concepts/Terms School is like a polis –A group of people who share a vision for what constitutes a civilized life –Not by chance –Shared principles and core beliefs –Committed citizens –Safe place Compared to outside the walls

8 Key Concepts/Terms Ethos –Character –Nature or disposition

9 Key Quote “When a people or government fails to attend to what holds their city together, when citizens have little regard for the common good, when political leaders betray or distort the moral ideals and principles for which they supposedly stand, then as Yeats prophetically pointed out, Things fall apart, the center cannot hold…” Ryan & Bohlin

10 Supporting a Community of Virtue Aim high Create resonance (harmony) Meaningful service (learn to give) Student ownership (responsibility) Little things (are important) Close relationships Caring enough to correct

11 Other Places Education Takes Place School bus Hallways Study Hall Bathrooms Cafeteria Playground

12 Negative Ethos No shared vision Cutthroat competition Little opportunity to serve No traditions No student voice Neglect of school grounds or property

13 Questions What kind of citizens would be produced in a school that values above all else: –grades –a winning football team –maintaining a certain clothes brand –Building good citizens –Others? –Education that is based in a biblical worldview

14 Review Schools are communities Require actions to support a community of virtue

15 Fill in the blank “When a people or government fails to attend to what holds their city together, when ______ have little regard for the common good, when ________ betray or distort the moral ideals and ______ for which they supposedly stand, then as Yeats prophetically pointed out, Things fall apart, the center cannot hold…”

16 Questions What are the defining characteristics of a polis? What elements must be present to support a community of virtue?


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