Caring Character Education “It Never Ends”

“When the loss of wealth, you do not miss anything. When losing health, you lose something. When a character loses, you lose everything “- Billy Graham

Currently there are at least 2 things that I know have never cracked by age, what is it?

  1. Change
  2. Character Education

If talking change then, in truth we were there today, who are reading this article are different from us that yesterday. Different dimananya? Cell of our bodies have changed, the information we receive change, we age change and many other things.

Similarly, in character education, is a process that is not never stop. Governments may change, the king should abdicate, the president should stop his tenure, but pendidika character still must go on. Character education is not a project that has a beginning and an end. Character education is required each individual to become a better person, a better citizen of high human value. Mantab!

As the proverb from China “If andamembuat plan one year, plant rice. If you make a plan for ten years plant a tree. If you make a plan for lifelong educate people “. The question is what education should be given?

When I first bothered to work and learn multiplication math to 2-3 digits along the roots of his rank, now in my daily life is not very relevant to my work activities. anyway if I have to deal with numbers, I just open the drawer and grab a calculator. I think that if the brain could be used for something much more beneficial why do something that could do this simple stuff (calculator). Similarly, when I mengahfal for more than 12 years of history, it was a few years ago published the history in Indonesia a lot of lies, and not in accordance with the material being taught in schools. And education I learned it was not so useful anymore for me and most people.

I told him I was not meant learning experience at school, or in school is useless. So there is no benefit for me, what? I learned to socialize, learn the patterns of thought and many other things.

Back to the topic of the moment is lost. What education should be given? It’s easy, Character Education. Then another education?

Other subjects of education clearly needs to be, but given the nuances of character in it. Insert the value of life, the positive value of each material and give a touch of life benefits. For example, to teach physics to talk about the founder of the theory or formula that is being taught. Boost your positive attitude and kept repeating that students do not just memorize the formula alone but positive values ??of the founder of the theory. The question is whether it is we do, my parents and teachers?

When a state does not pay attention to education, the State is not membangaun source of strength, a source of progress, sources of wealth, prestige and resources that can always be updated, the human qualities and the quality of its people. This quality is determined by the level of intelligence and strength of character of its people. Well, here the character education plays an important role to produce it all. Remember, unlike the natural resources used and exploited when it will expire at a certain time, in contrast with the kindness of character and intelligence of character, will further increase if used continuously.

The purpose of education is a perfect human life so that it can fulfill all the needs of life both physically and spiritually. What we can of nature … the knowledge, skill should not be taken goals and objectives. But the tools, utensils, others do not. The flowers would become fruit. That’s what we have to prioritize. The fruit of education, namely mental immaturity, which will be able to achieve an orderly life and livelihood and sacred and beneficial to others. ”

Well, true character education never stops from our lives. if we ever get a character education, or education formerly Pekerti Budi, was not finished until we finish school. In the school of life just a successful man is a man who has a character value and every year (even daily, quarterly or even half) still rise exams class, until when? Until we pass from this earth. Well that’s why I pointed out that the character education never stops. Enjoy and live with the characters successfully.

Character Education Curriculum

What is Character?

Dennis Coon in his book Introduction to Psychology: Exploration and Application defines character as a subjective assessment of the personality associated with the personality attributes that may or may not be accepted by society. Character is the absolute answer to creating a better life in the community.

Different Character and Personality (Nature)

Personality is a gift from God the Creator when we are born and every person who has no definite personality weaknesses and advantages in the aspects of social life and each person. Human personality in general there are four, namely: Choleric – Sanguine – Phlegmatic – Melancholy.

Well, the character where? When every man learns to overcome and fix bugs, and bring a new positive habits, this is called the character. For example, a Sanguine personality who loved to joke and does not seem serious, and aware and learn to be able to bring himself to take seriously in a situation that requires calmness and focus attention, that’s the character.

Why Children Need A Character Education?

Basically, the development of a child is to develop a true understanding of how the world works, learn the “rules of the game” all aspects that exist in this world. Children will grow into a character if it can grow in an environment characterized

There are 3 Ways to Educate Children Character:

  1. Change the Environment, doing character education by setting rules and consequences at school and at home.
  2. Provide knowledge, providing the knowledge how to do the behavior which is expected to appear in daily and applied.
  3. Attain emotion, human emotion is 88% in the control of human life. If you are able to touch their emotions and provide the right information, the information will be settled in his life.

Character of what needs to be grown and established in the child?

  1. The character of the love of God and all His creation
  2. Independence and Responsibility
  3. Honesty or Amanah, Diplomatic
  4. Courteous and respectful
  5. Generous, Likes to Help & Mutual Aid Help
  6. Confident and Smart Worker
  7. Leadership and Justice
  8. Good and Humility
  9. Character Tolerance, Peace and Unity.

We currently have 3 character education programs that are the focus of our curriculum, namely:

1. Teacher Training

Associated with character education programs in schools, how to run and implement character education in schools, as well as how to compile and execute programs, from idea to action.

This program equips and provides insight on the teacher on child psychology, how to educate children to understand the mechanisms of the mind of children and 3 key factors for creating successful children, as well as practical tips to understand and cope with children who “troubled” by his behavior.

2. Character Education Program Curriculum

We provide educational system and complete material (for 1 academic year) as well as details and application materials for the school and for the parents. This material has been tested for more than 5 years, in addition to the existing programs of assistance and specific training for teachers.

Special training of teachers is devoted to creating a successful character education in schools, in addition to giving material “advance” of the first teacher training program. Because here the teachers will study aspects of human psychology (not just children, but for himself) and instill the values ??of the good life in him, students and families. Teachers will have the “tools” to help create a better character kids.

3. Mental Coaching Program

The program is divided into two sessions of the program:

Workshop Session Therapy, which is designed for students aged 12 -18 years. This workshop aims to transform and guide the child’s mental age of a teenager. This workshop works as “instant change machine” means after the program students will turn instantly into a more positive child.

Special Seminar Session Student Parents, helps parents identify their children and treat children better, so that the child be more successful in life. In this seminar, parents will learn the basic knowledge that is great for studying various theories of child psychology and family. Understand the concept of dealing with children in the home and in schools, and more easily understood and to understand the mind of a child, spouse and others.

Character Formation Processes in Children

Character can not be established by means of easy and inexpensive. With experienced trials and suffering soul character strengthened, vision cleared, and success achieved ~ Helen Keller

One day a boy was watching a cocoon, eh found that it contained a butterfly struggling to break away from the chrysalis. It seems so difficult, then the boy is feeling sorry for the butterflies, and thinking of ways to help the butterfly to get out easily. Finally the boy had found the idea and immediately took the scissors and cut the cocoon to help the butterfly that can get out there dr. How happy and relieved the boy tersebut.Tetapi what happened? The butterflies are able to get out of there. But the butterfly can not fly, can only crawl. What is this?

Apparently for a butterfly that is struggling from the cocoon, which at the time he mustered all his strength, there is a liquid that flows within the body strong throughout her body that makes her wings can expand so that he can fly, but because there is no struggle hence can not inflate its wings so that it become a butterfly that can only crawl.

That is a brief portrait of the formation of character, would seem clearly to understand example of the butterfly. Often parents and teachers, will not forget this. It could be they do not want to be bothered, or compassion in children. Sometimes Good Intention or our good intentions are not necessarily a good thing. Just like when we teach our children. Sometimes we often help them out of pity or compassion, but was in fact making them self-reliant. Make undeveloped potential in him. Spay creativity, because we can not bear to see them having trouble, actually if they got through it just to be strong and character.

There is one anecdote that I often convey to my colleagues, or participants of the seminar. Where to eat instant noodles, tasty noodles fried with seafood? Generally, those who like to know if the noodles fried seafood noodles so much better than the fried instant noodles that can only be cooked no less than 3 minutes. What distinguishes tasty noodle dishes or absence of these? The process!

Similarly to the formation of the character of a child, it takes time and commitment from parents and schools or teachers (if prioritize this) to educate children to be individual in character. It takes effort, time and love of the environment which is where he grew, herein should not be mistaken for love pampering. If we obey this process, the impact is not all of our children, we also have a positive impact to the least impatient character, tolerance, able to understand the issue from the perspective of different disciplines and have integrity (words and actions alike) reflected on ourselves as parents or teachers. Remarkably, this process is doing a good job for parents, teachers and children if we are committed to the process of the formation of character.

At the beginning of the formation of the character of many parents and teachers ask about how to discipline children. There are 6 disciplined process that we share through free ebook 6 Ways to Discipline Children, for those of you who do not already have this ebook please free download here.

Now, is disciplined enough? How is the process of forming another character? On August 6, 2012, we will publish a book 7 Days Shaping Character Kids. In this book will reveal the things that are very rarely known by parents and teachers on how to educate children to grow up happy and character. Besides, not only the children, but this book also provides guidance for parents and teachers to consciously shape their character independently.

Return to the formation of character, remember everything needed process. Want to be ugly also need a process. Delinquents were also children who know discipline. Do not believe? He was disciplined for being naughty. He did not want to shower on time, getting up early is always late, always consistent to not do the work and shall not be used in full uniform.

There is one key to inculcate the habit, there is a law and the law called the law of 21 days, in the formation of character is closely related to creating positive new habits. And habits of mind will be firmly entrenched in humans after repeated daily for 21 days. For example, you get used to kids after getting out of bed to clean the bed, you might be always alert and watching with affection (mandatory, with affection) for 21 days. But after the expiration of 21 days then the habit will be formed automatically. Well, now what positive habits you want to impart to the children, spouse and yourself? You already know how to do and just do it. Success in character constantly updated.

How to Establish Independent Character In Children

The problem this time I want to discuss is the issue of a child who was spoiled and less independent. Parents often complain to me. Oh my child is less independent, how to do so makes him independent. I think he’s too spoiled dech. My parents grew up with a mediocre economy. Finally I finished on his own to do everything. My son seems too tasty.

Usually when parents began to complain like that, I just turned around to ask them. “Sir, Ma’am .. actually you already know the answer to do? “,” What do you mean how? “They asked,” was Mr. Mom had told me that when you first was raised mediocre and you have to do it all by yourself. And your children are now too comfortable because all you have to provide. That’s the whole problem, you provide for your child without making him fight. You already know the problem but you still do “. They began to realize the problem now. “But how else it pity? Instead he’s not bother “. That’s the whole problem, we do not want to make a fuss of our children. Actually it does not make our children busy. Actually it to exercise that needs to live it so that he can develop himself.

Children who are less independent and spoiled, are children who do not develop autonomy. You need to know that at one stage of development, they have a stage where they want greater autonomy. It started when they were 2 or 3 years. She wanted to do something at that time. But usually we parents sometimes too protective of children. When he wanted to climb the chair, we banned him, “do not later fall”. When he was holding something we do not allow fear broke and so forth. Well, eventually the child is being passive and just wait for what we give or what is given by the guardians. When this happens many years we have started to form a pattern within our children. To be passive and not independent. You try to give it a practice to his own children.

If you have a child who had stepped on the 1st grade, you should not bring her purse when she got out of the car. You might argue, “ouch .. I’ve got to go to work, if you wait a long time he really “. It should not be done. You can leave early if you know it will make you late and let him carry the bag himself into his class. Just because we do not want to be bothered finally “here not already been entered in the class can bring.” That’s the little things that make your child become less independent. If he was able to return the plates he used to eat into the sink, let him do it. “Why .. if so what is the point helper that I pay “. That’s the problem you do not give your child a chance to develop themselves. All it takes practice. You can not make a child without a process independent. Just like when we first raised by the condition painstakingly by our parents. At that time our parents may have accidentally done it to us. They might even feel guilty for not being able to serve us as possible. But that’s a good turn out for us, for our development. We eventually became an independent. And then when we now have to succeed we do not do that in children, the grounds would be too sad.

Dear readers, this is the problem we have to train our children to have an independent character. We should give them a chance as possible to develop themselves by doing many little things that are very, very useful for the development of his character. When a child returns her plate in place, lift the bag itself, returning shoes to wear when she had finished, or conducting small then the child will feel a positive self esteem. He will feel that he is equal with adults who do such things. This will create confidence soared. Therefore this opportunity to give your children. You will never be disappointed to see them grow and develop the spirit of self-reliance when they start stepping on the teenage years.

So make sure you give your child a chance to do anything that he’s been able to do. That’s the key to helping a child have an independent character, confident and able to do everything with full responsibility.

Realizing the Character Education Qualified

At the level of theory, character education is very promising for answering the question of education. However, the level of practice, there is often bias in its application. But as an effort, character education must be a program that is measurable accomplishments. Talk about measurement means there should be measuring tool, measuring instrument if mathematics education is clear, if you value above exam strandard graduation meant he could. Well, what about character education?

If given about the character of the education problem is not actually measure the real situation. For example, if you meet people who are lost in the middle of the road and do not have the money to continue perjalananya what you do? To test scores good results then the answer is to help people, either giving money or take her to the destination. My question is, if this is really happening is going to happen as theory? As exam answers? So what gauge of character education? Of observation, along with the desired behavioral indicators. For example, observing a student in class for a particular subject, of course, the student does not know when he’s in the observation. Well, we can define an indicator if he has good behavior when the teacher explained, suppose listen carefully, no fuss and a complete record. Easy is not it? And this should be compared with a number of situations, not just in the classroom alone. There are many ways to measure this, use your creativity and humility to learn more leverage so that this measurement is perfect.

Form the character of students is not an easy and quick effort. It requires continuous efforts and deep reflection to create a series of Moral Choice (moral judgment) to be followed up with concrete action, making it practical and reflective. Needed some time to make those custom (habit) and form the character or nature of a person. According to Helen Keller (deaf-blind man first graduating cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1904) “Character can not be develop in ease and quite. Only through experience of trial and Suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success Achieved “.

Besides launching character education course is intended to be one of the answers to the various problems facing the nation that is currently widely seen, heard and felt, where many problems arise in identifying the source of the failure of education in injecting moral values ??to students. This is certainly very appropriate, because the purpose of education is not only the birth of intelligent beings, but also creates a strong character man. As said Dr. Martin Luther King, that “intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education” (intelligence character is the ultimate goal of true education).

Many things can be done to realize the character education in schools. The concept of character is not quite serve as a point in the syllabus and plan the implementation of learning in schools, but it should be more than that, run and practiced. Begin by learning to obey the school rules, and enforce it in the discipline. Schools should make character education as a value system that thrive in school embodied in examples and real appeal exhibited by teachers and school staff in the daily activities at school.

On the other hand, character education is an effort that must involve all stakeholders in education, whether the family, the school and the school environment and the wider community. Therefore, the first step you need to do is to rebuild education partnerships and networks that seem to be breaking down among the three stakeholders in the school nearest the teachers, families and communities. Establishment and character education is not going to work for an educational environment among stakeholders there is no continuity and harmony. Thus, households and families as the formation and character education first and foremost must be improved which is further supported by the environment and learning conditions in schools that reinforce the cycle of creation. In addition, not least the importance of education in society. Communities also greatly affect the character and disposition of a person. Public environment greatly affects the success of planting ethical values, aesthetic to the formation of character. According Qurais Shihab (1996; 321), social situation with the value system espoused, influence the attitudes and perspectives of society as a whole. If the system of values ??and their view is limited to the present and here, the efforts and ambitions are limited to the same thing.

Want to achieve a quality character education? So the key is described above, there is a true gauge so that no evaluation and know what needs fixing, there are three essential components (teachers, families and communities) in order merelaisasikan character education actually takes place not only discourse without action. Remember, character education through school, not merely the learning of knowledge per se, but more than that, the cultivation of moral, ethical values, aesthetic, noble manners. And the most important is the practice after the information given and done with school discipline by each element.

Learning Character Education From Football

Character education is not something lofty or difficult. Character education is already everywhere. Already exists in the family, social environment, schools, entertainment and more. But this time we will learn something important about education core character of football.

Yeah, why football because of the condition or examples would be very easy in the analogy (equated) with the condition and how to educate the characters in the school and home. Basically the character education is to provide the rules of life and social environment accompanied with consequences applicable therein. Then the relationship with football? Easily, the applicable rules of soccer are very raw and clear. There are rules and consequences. If the violation was a yellow card (warning), red cards (out of the game), free kick, penalty, corner kick, even financial penalties for players and teams. Even more “sadistic” again if the team had to go down the caste to a lower league.

As a lover of football, I am very pleased and repeatedly used this example to teachers and parents who want to know about how to educate a child character using this example. A child needs to develop a real understanding of how the world works, learn the “rules of the game” all aspects that exist in this world and “live” in this world. Well, the problem child at birth he did not have a “social concept” in his head, so children need to know how the rules – the rules that exist in this world. This Character Education, easy right?

In order not to hit yellow card, do not be violated. If you violate again yes red card. So many of the football players when the team upset opponents always try to maintain the attitude of trying to respect the referee and keep it off steam issued. Yes this is the human world, sometimes there is not yet an appropriate and necessary rules to make everything orderly.

In the game of football core players in a match is the referee. Banyangkan if the play is not there then it is most likely not referee a football match again we see. But the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on the football field, the alias-free field fight football. Same in the world of education in the schools there perlau figure whose role as referee in a football game to be “keepers” rule at school. And often it is the weakness, the referee at the school was not functioning properly. Just as at home, parents are less able to referee properly. So that education can be run with less character maximum.

We need to know all, character education is not merely impart knowledge but merely to establish rules and consequences within the school and at home. In school rules such as: children do not bring textbooks consequently obtain additional duty. It must be clear and consistent, and communicated to all parties including parents.

Next, it should be a responsible person in the field of character education is a person who has an interest, in the world of “humanity” is not necessarily a psychologist. Why because it is related to the set rules and consequences for students. Of course, these rules should be organized according to rank and age and scale of violations. For example: child punishment intentionally steal or destroy school property would have been different with a child who forgot to bring stationery, or do not take notes.

Well, the important thing for all of us that character education is not something complicated. It’s very easy and there are many examples around us, we want to stay or not. Need an attempt to implement this, we need to know and learn about the ins and outs of the human and how to overcome them. Because humans are born with no manual book of his, such as Black Berry that we buy and have included manual book her and no clue how to use it.

Character Education Of A Father

“One father is worth more than 100 teachers in schools” – George Herbert

There is a story, about a father who has been separated a long time with his son. For some reason, the boy ran away from home and his father searched for months without success. Finally comes the idea of ??the father, to put an ad in the newspaper, the newspaper of the greatest and well-known as the Capital. The sound of the ad: “Pato dear, meet me in front of this newspaper office, at 12 noon this Saturday. All is I forgive, I love you son “. Then the day arrived in the area, there were 800 people called Pato gather to seek forgiveness from a very loving father.

Data from the statistics say that people who grow up without a father’s love will grow with behavioral disorders, suicidal tendencies and become a ruthless criminal. Approximately 70% of inmates with a life sentence is the person who grow up without fathers (without the emotional closeness of his father).

There are 2 important things the secret of success of a father who could be handed down to his son. What is it?

1. Lessons For Survival. Father we will learn about a very complex subject about survival. Why is complex, because a lot of things that need to be in the “case” stability in life. In the family, how fathers play in the family, treating our mother – who would we duplicate samples and to our spouses. Helping encouraging children if there is a problem – we will do well later on our children (remember there is no school of parenting, we simply imitate what our parents did to us). Economic life of the family, how the father role in meeting the needs of the family. In terms of survival we will learn from a father.

2. Career problems. This one is important if we want to be successful financially and career, then improve our relationship with the father (for the already large) for the young father, berelasilah well with your child. Why? Of a father, will be “downgraded” career skills and gain convenience in a career. Remember the first point, we basically learned in matters of survival and a father’s work is a “money machine”. Relations between father and son will help the child to reap success in the future when he entered the world of work.

Many of my clients and the relationships ruined relationship with his father for a long time, and with all humility started a new relationship and forgiveness then fortune also changed. Besides, the prayer of a father for his son like a “turbo” for the success of a child. Even prayer really done a father, a child is able to change careers far beyond his father’s career. Many cases occur in my therapy room, dead-end jobs just need to make it up to her father. Easy is not it?

The figure of a father is a very important figure in an age now. Because many children who have lost a father figure and a father seeking attention by doing what we call “mischief”.

“I did it all for the family” is the classic answer which appears in the mouth most fathers, “I work for anyone if it was not for the family”, but what often happens is the victim families. I wish the best for the family but the family was victim later confusion and future parents, why family all really chaotic, “one where?” Yes of course, you all know where the fault lies, not.

A human being, will have a maximum of life if “he’s forgiven and to forgive.” This is the basis. For those of you a father, would you forgive the child and apologize to the child for his good future dikehidupan future? And your own father as a father would be very maximum for families and the environment around you.

Fathers, you are sorely missed and needed your children for lunch in her future life. Do not spend the entire energy and time on the job, so time at home is just residual energy and sat down to watch tv or read the paper. A child needs a hug and ears of her father to hear, understand what is told of the child.

Teach the truth about morals and manners, and of course his father would not regret later in adult life the child will practice the discipline of the father.

Getting Started In Character Education

Commitment is the first step if you want to have a good character, but what kind of commitment it takes to succeed in character education? That is the discipline of education character itself. This time we will discuss from the point of view of the school.

One time I had a chance to present about character education and its impact on teachers and school employees. My colleague accidentally setting in order to be coherent with the school environment education issues that will be echoed by the character of the school. When I explained about the school rules and classroom rules, the face looks less comfortable, and the response was less than enthusiastic, as well as face a heavy burden to address the implementation of character education.

And in the middle of my show to explain that the school does not need to rush into a major reshuffle in the rules of the school. I really understand the burden of teachers in teaching and administrative activities, perform an important step by step in the implementation of existing commitments and keep discipline as a driving force of character education itself, that’s the key. Discipline, discipline and discipline.

Overview I described the discipline of people living in Indonesia with two seasons, different countries with four seasons of life. Toughness, fighting spirit and initiative are also different. We in Indonesia is a challenge in its natural territory quite a bit compared to those living in the four seasons. Since one of the factors that we need to learn more discipline for a better life. Discipline is very close to success, even discipline in one package with no success. Whatever success is to be achieved in the discipline is the basis. Even the size of the discipline has been formulated in detail by Malcolm Gladwell in his book outlier, that it took 10,000 hours to become a master of discipline in any field. Singers, athletes, business professionals who have successfully passed the 10,000 hours.

Character education likely will never actually touched when there is only limited understanding of the character or nature of information only without any action. Today in print, electronic and internet media much preaching about buying and selling a key test cases, cheating cheating, plagiarism, and even cases of crimes committed by the student, it all shows that the realizable value of the real character of the nation did not materialize. This phenomenon occurs due to the low quality of education.

Factors affecting among other things:

  1. Lack of infrastructure
  2. The low quality of teachers
  3. Lack of education equity opportunities
  4. The low relevance of education to the needs of
  5. Vision and morality educators and students of low
  6. The high cost of education It is a serious problem in a country

Higher education budget is no guarantee of good infrastructure and the cost of education affordable, the cause is clear morality that emphasizes community groups, private kepetingan and got the exact circumstances.

The six barriers can only be lost if the noble values ??and character education actually realized. To get maximum results related to the above problems would need a breakthrough in the world of education to create a character and a young high berprestas. To achieve this it is necessary innovation and the development of value discipline and commitment from each school in order to study the character can move on. The impact of character education can build an individual to identify himself and was able to set a goal of education.

There are three elements that must go synergistic education that families, schools and communities. Among children with the method is expected to grow according nature (naturelijke groei) and the state of their own culture (Cultuur historical). So there are three things that should and need to be developed in order to build character education is to build a culture that students are always ready for change in an increasingly competitive considering that culture is continuous, convergent and concentric. “Building a culture so that students are always ready for change in an increasingly competitive” means necessary attitude and discipline committed to the implementation of character education in itself, and all of these can be started from all of us.