Japhet School

National School of Character

Preschool - 8th Grade

Preschool - 8th Grade

Character Conferences Hosted By Japhet School or Featuring Japhet School Educators

Character and Kindness Workshop

Hosted by Metroparent Magazine
Featuring Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees

Keynote speaker Rosalind Wiseman gave attendees concrete strategies for helping children navigate conflict ethically and assertively. Japhet speakers hosted two workshops at this large conference:

“Weaving Character Education into an Academic Curriculum: Strategies for building character in your classroom”

“Education of the Whole Child: Supporting social, emotional, and cognitive achievement in the classroom”

You Are What You Post: Building Digital Citizenship

6th Annual Japhet School Conference
Featuring Sara Wilkie and Vickie Pascaretti
Learning Facilitators, Birmingham Public Schools

Addressing the growing concern for children’s safety while surfing the Internet, and what parents and teachers can do to help children make ethical choices online to avoid cyberbullying, plagiarism, and piracy.

Parenting Children in Indulgent times

5th Annual Japhet School Conference
Featuring Sean Hogan Downey, LMSW

Giving parents tools to help children get beyond self-gratification, avoid over indulgence, and unplug our techno-kids in order to stay connected as a family.

The Only Three Discipline Strategies You’ll Ever Need

4th Annual Japhet School Conference
Featuring Chick Moorman, author and inspirational speaker

Providing practical parenting strategies such as “The One-Minute Behavior Modifier,” “The Dynamic Discipline Equation,” and “The Positive Anger Explosion.” Opportunity = Responsibility!

Building a Family of Character

3rd Annual Japhet School Conference
Featuring Chick Moorman, author and inspirational speaker

Inspiring parents to celebrate their children’s qualities and help their children express their best selves, and teaching parents about character education and how to support their children’s character development at home.

Building Schools and Communities of Character

2nd Annual Japhet School Conference
Featuring Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and Professor of Education, State University of New York
Co-hosted with Birmingham Public Schools

With more than 800 parents and teachers in attendance, Japhet School educators and Dr. Lickona helped BPS launch its own character education program for its schools and provided hands-on strategies for including character education in everyday lessons. Teachers from Japhet School, Birmingham Public Schools, and other Michigan schools attended.

Raising Children in Good Character

Debut Japhet School Character Conference
Featuring Hal Urban, teacher, inspirational speaker, and author of Life’s Greatest Lessons — 20 Things I Want My Kids To Know

After becoming a National School of Character, Japhet embarked on an annual commitment to provide the community with a conference dedicated to helping parents and teachers raise children with strong moral character.

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