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People Shaking Hands
Trustworthiness
People Shaking Hands

Belief in the truthfulness and total honesty and sincerity of a person.


 "Stop telling such outlandish tales.Stop turning minnows into whales." Dr. Seuss, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

 "Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and let him know you trust him." -Booker T. Washington
This means:
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Doing what you say you will do.
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Not lying to anyone, including yourself.
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Being dependable and loyal.
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Taking a stand for what you know is right.
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Not talking about your friends and family in an unkind way.

 Suggested Activities:

 1. 
  Monthly character trait supported and reinforced through Renaissance.
2.
  Morning announcements will be made periodically in support of Trustworthiness.
3.
     With your class, list examples of what trustworthiness/honesty means to you.  Combine list and display in your classroom.
 4.
  Find out how your school handles dishonesty.  Does your school have a student handbook?  If so, what does it say about cheating, stealing, lying, plagiarism, and other honesty related issues?  What are the consequences for the students who are dishonest?  Do the consequences seem fair or unfair?
5.
  Suggested ways to visually promote character trait:
 

-  Bulletin Board

 
-  Posters (contest)
 

-  Essays

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 Buzz words:

  Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Truthfulness, Being Genuine

Discussion questions:

  -  How does being honest relate to being trustworthy?
  -  How does loyalty to a friend prove you are trustworthy?
  -  What actions show that you are not trustworthy?
  -  How does being very dependable affect your reputation as a trustworthy person?
 
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