Do you use “Character Counts” at your school? Character Counts is a school wide behavior program that encourages the Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Fairness, and Citizenship. Even if you don’t use Character Counts at your school, these virtues are important parts of a smoothly running art room. I created a set of posters describing what each Pillar of Character looks like specifically in the Art Room. When we explicitly show our students what something looks like and sounds like, we encourage good choices. Download the entire set of posters (PDF) to print and display in your art room. You may even incorporate them into a Power Point for the beginning the year rules, like I do.
What are other visuals you might use to encourage good choices in the art room?
Do you use Character Counts at your school?