The social culture of Esther Lindstrom is shaped by the six pillars of Character Counts and a focus on spreading kindness.
The Character Counts framework is based on six character traits: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. These traits are learned and used to help teach students how to make good choices supporting a positive learning environment. Students learn common language for each trait so that everyone has the same definition of each trait. More information about the Character Counts framework can be found at charactercounts.org. Below are examples of the common language for each trait.
- Be honest.
- Be reliable - do what you say you'll do.
- Have the courage to do the right thing.
- Build a good reputation.
- Be loyal.
- Treat others the way that you would want to be treated.
- Be tolerant of differences.
- Use good manners.
- Be considerate of the feelings of others.
- Do not threaten, hit or hurt anyone.
- Deal peacefully with anger and disagreements.
- Do what you are supposed to do.
- Persevere; keep on trying.
- Always do your best.
- Think before you act - consider consequences
- Play by the rules.
- Take turns and share.
- Be open-minded; listen to others.
- Find solutions instead of blaming others.
- Be kind.
- Show you care. Be compasssionate.
- Say thank you. Express gratitude.
- Forgive others.
- Help people in need.
- Do your share to make your school and community better.
- Obety laws and rules.
- Respect Authority.
- Protect the environment.