Practicing a Virtue

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 Readings:Franklin, B., Autobiography: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/autobiography/page38.htm (Links to an external site.) http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/autobiography/page39.htm (Links to an external site.) Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004).  Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification.New York: Oxford University Press and Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Forwardhttp://pathwaystocharacter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Character-Strengths-and-Virtues-Summary.pdf (Links to an external site.)   Watch:Johnson, B., How to discover and use your signature strengthsHow to discover and use your signature strengths (Links to an external site.)How to discover and use your signature strengths Six Ted Talks on Virtues:https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/tedtalks-via-strengths-virtues/ (Links to an external site.)  Take the following on-line survey on values:Seligman, M. E. P., Values in action institute on character strengths surveyhttps://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register (Links to an external site.) Instructions:

Select a virtue that you would like to incorporate into your character.  You are wrapping up a gratitude journal and reflection as part of this course.  It is one of the big three virtues associated with happiness.  The other two are forgiveness and humility.  Many of my students decide to work on patience.

One of my high school students worked on truthfulness.  She wrote in her reflection that she needed to develop a better memory or clean up her act.  She couldn’t remember what lie she had told to which person.

You need to make a minimum of three log entries per week for the duration of this assignment.  This will vary on the semester but is two to four weeks long.  At the end of the experience you will submit your log entries and reflection.  Examine the template link that follows.  Look at the entire document.  You will find some initial information to fill out, your reflection template and log entry templates.  You will submit all of it at the conclusion of this assignment.

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