Teaching Ethics Web Resources

  • On-Line Lessons
    A ten day on-line instructional lessons/activities are designed for use in schools or training programs where people are being encouraged to appreciate the importance of work ethic, further develop their own work habits and attitudes, and improve employability skills.
  • Teaching Ethics in Public Schools
    PowerPoint presentation presented by Irvine Unified School District.
  • Work Ethic Inventory
    Students answer 50 work ethic descriptors from the “Occupational Work Ethic Inventory” and/or Employability Skills Assessment that most accurately describes their The score will provide information on interpersonal skills, initiative, and being dependable.
  • The Ethics of American Youth- 2002 Report Card
    A report by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, cheating, stealing and lying by high school students have continued. A survey of 12,000 high school students showed that students admitting they cheated on an exam at least once in the past year jumped from 61% in 1992 to 74% in 2002.
  • Youth to Work, U. S. Department of Labor
    Assist America’s youth in preparing them to enter the workforce by addressing their rights and responsibilities. Answers questions, “How many hours can a 14-year old work?” to “Does an employer have to give you a break in a four-hour shift?”
  • Whootie Owl’s Stories to Grow By
    Kid-approved collection of folk & fairy tales based on themes of human values. Click on “Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World That Help Kids Grow.”
  • Students Learn Respect-- Thanks to Good Manners!
    Web resources for teaching respect and good manners through stories, poems, songs, games, biographies, lesson plans, and activities.
  • Responsive Classroom
    Responsive Classroom is an approach to teaching that strives to fully integrate social and academic learning throughout the school day and to create a caring community where students are able to become strong and ethical thinkers. The Responsive Classroom involves classroom organization, a morning meeting, rules and logical consequences, choice time, guided discovery, and assessment and reporting to parents.
  • Workplace Fairness
    The goal of this site is to bring together workers, employers, and policy makers to achieve fairness in the workplace.
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards
    In this document, ASCA specifies the principles of ethical behavior necessary to regulate and maintain the high standards of integrity, leadership, and professionalism among its members. Members and non-members may view this document and identify common violations of these standards in your work setting. Develop a list of strategies to react to these violations.
  • Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Lessons) Just for You!
    Aretha and Rodney are always talking about respect; now it's Ed World's turn! If your students lack it or could stand to learn more about it, we offer five lessons this week to get them talking and thinking about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
  • Cheating Behavior
    Looking at the scandals in corporate America, Gary J. Niels finds a parallel with student cheating: the intense pressure for short-term gain
    This article will help you be aware of different forms of cheating.