Module 03: Character ENG & SPA

Módulo 03: Carácter (Inglés y Español) | taught by Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
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Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
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About the Instructor

Dr. Mary E. Sanders and Eric B. Hamilton have combined their strengths to develop a unique, research-based program for schools, teachers, and students to increase wellbeing and happiness. To create our curriculum, we have curated the findings of Dr. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., among other leading positive psychology experts, into practical strategies that can be integrated into teachers’ personal lives, as well as their classrooms, enabling teachers and students to thrive.


Eric B. Hamilton is a veteran director for international schools around the world. Eric has spent his entire career enabling schools to be happier, more compassionate environments where both students and teachers thrive. His extensive experience in curriculum development and school leadership have enabled him and Mary to develop their courses using the most contemporary and research-based pedagogical methods.

Eric has over 25 years experience in education as a teacher and leader. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his B.S. in elementary education and middle school math. Later, he completed the master’s program at the University of Colorado in curriculum and instruction. He has been a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for the past 10 years.


Dr. Mary E. Sanders has been involved in the world of positive psychology, health, and wellness for more than 20 years. With certifications from the Wholebeing Institute in Positive Psychology and as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, she is highly qualified to lead teachers towards happier, more holistic classrooms.

Dr. Sanders attended Eastern Illinois University and earned her B.S. in zoology and chemistry. She then attended Logan College of Chiropractic to earn her doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Sanders is a certified yoga Instructor and has been a mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practitioner of over 25 years.


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Module 03: Character


Character is defined as, "the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual". Martin Seligman's research shows that effective character education can lead to higher levels of student well-being. There are researched based methods to teach character through direct instruction. In addition, the manner in which teachers provide feedback to students can directly affect how students learn character.

Essential Question:

¿Pueden los profesores ayudar a moldear el carácter de un estudiante?

Knowledge that will be develop in Module 3:

  • Understand the science of character education.
  • What are the 24 character strengths?
  • Strategies to integrated character into your classroom and your school.
  • What is an embedded lesson plan that includes character development?
  • Let’s celebrate character day!

Módulo 03: Carácter


El carácter se define como "las cualidades mentales y morales distintivas de un individuo". La investigación de Martin Seligman muestra que la educación eficaz del carácter puede conducir a niveles más altos de bienestar del estudiante. Hay métodos basados en la investigación para enseñar el carácter. Además, la manera en que los maestros proveen retroalimentación a los estudiantes puede afectar directamente cómo los estudiantes aprenden el carácter.

Pregunta Esencial:

¿Pueden los estudiantes aprender a moldear el carácter?

Conocimientos que se desarrollarán en el Módulo 3:

  • Entender la ciencia de la educación del carácter.
  • ¿Cuáles son las 24 fortalezas del caracteres?
  • Estrategias para integrar la educación del carácter en su aula y en su escuela.
  • ¿Qué es un plan de clase integrado? Éste incluye el desarrollo del carácter.
  • ¡Celebremos el día del carácter!

Course Contents

13 Videos
4 Quizzes
12 Texts
3 Disqus

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