1. Take a look at the "periodic table of character strengths" at the bottom of this page. What are three character strengths that you have?
2. How can you use these strengths to make the world a better place?
3. Look back at the table of character strengths. What are three character strengths you'd like to develop?
4. What are some things you can do to develop those three character strengths?
5. The Science of Character describes character strengths as being like superpowers. Pick your favorite superhero. Why is that hero your favorite? What character strengths do they have?
6. If you were a superhero, what would your super-character strengths be?
7. Now think about real people. Who do you admire most in the world? And what are the character strengths you admire in them?
8. Character strengths are like muscles—they get bigger the more you use them. What character muscle do you want to grow? How do you think you might do that?
9. Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes it’s good to mess up, because that’s how we learn and improve. Think about a time you really messed up. What did you learn?
10. The film ends by asking you to compete this sentence: I want to be _____________________. Which strengths do you want to be?
The class is filled with enriching experiences which help foster creativity, learning, problem solving, and character education
"I want to teach the students a set of values and skills they can internalize and use not for the test at the end of year, but for the rest of their lives.
The real test isn't where the kids are after me.
The real test is where are these kids 20 years from now.
And what have I given them they can use forever."