Good Things To Do: Expert Suggestions for Fostering Goodness in Kids

By David Streight


We asked several of the foremost names in child development and education to offer their practical wisdom for helping young people grow in goodness, compassion, understanding, development of the spirit, and more. What they offered are treasures, both readable and of tremendous importance. Each expert’s suggestions are presented in short, almost bullet-point format, easy to read and written specifically for educators and parents in independent schools, but relevant to parents and educators everywhere for character education.

Partial list of contributors:

Pat Bassett
President, National Association of Independent Schools
Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Director, McDonnell Leadership Academy in Character
Elizabeth Dabney Hochman
Editor-in-Chief, KidSpirit Magazine
Matthew Davidson, Ph.D.
President and Director, Center for Excellence & Ethics
Nancy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Editor, Social, Emotional, and Personality Development,
vol. 3 of Handbook of Child Psychology
Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility)
Eboo Patel, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
Judith Smetana, Ph.D.
Educator and editor, Handbook of Moral Development
Hal Urban, Ph.D.
Author, Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things that Matter
Marilyn Watson, Ph.D.
Past Director, National Teacher Education Project,
Developmental Studies Center


Additional Information

  • Type: Book/Review
  • Published by CSEE
  • Printed in 2009

Ordering Information

  • Non-Member Price: $12.00
  • Member Price: $7.00

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User Group

  • Administration
  • Parents
  • Teachers

Age Groups

  • Elementary/Lower School
  • High/Upper School
  • Junior High/Middle School


  • Moral Development and Character Education
  • School Culture
  • Student Leadership
  • Teaching Ethics

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