Hello and welcome. I'm Dr. Shirley Porter-Murdock, Ed.D (Dr. PM to my students and colleagues).

I appreciate the time you are taking to peruse this Character Education Curricula. I feel it was received from the same higher-than-self source from which I believe Emerson received his inspiration for the phrase that I borrowed from him for it's name: "Character is Higher Than Intellect."

Enjoy your stay, and if you have any comments or questions, I'd love to hear from you at 2020drpm@gmail.com.

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Teaching Values that Stick

Character is higher than intellect and requires regular and consistent teaching of those principles that build strong value structures in our young.

Utah AIMS Textbook Commission

The lessons are well-written and easily completed within a 40-minute class period. It includes helpful information on advance preparations and materials needed. It is written sequentially with introductions, learning activities, extended activities, group activities, role plays and closing activities. Parent letters explaining the content for each unit and family activities are included. The program builds year upon year for grades K-6, plus a teen level. Each level is very age-appropriate and builds upon the previous year's content."


Character is Higher Than Intellect


"Dr. Porter-Murdock is one of our premier elementary teachers. Her skill in curriculum creation is truly appreciated by the State Office of Education."

Larry L. Yates
Dir. Elementary Education
Weber District, Utah



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