Onalaska teachers study character strength

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ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) — Teachers were still in school Saturday morning for the final “Character Lives” training session at Onalaska High School.

The interactive lecture and discussion revolved around building students’ social and emotional skills. Low burden exercises with high impact results are the skill sets the teachers worked on so they can successfully instruct students.

“The local community is really what this movement is and they are character lives … Character is who you are built on the thousands of choices we make daily,” Character Strong Co-Founder John Norlin said. “And so what does it mean to actually live that out … character lives has come together and said we want our youth living this out [and] we want to live it out as community members.”

The end goal is for teachers to build collective energy that fuels a learning environment where students can learn social skills that build their character.

Marcus Aarsvold

Marcus Aarsvold

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