Teaching Morality

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Lawrence Kohlberg identified six levels of moral development:

  1. Avoid punishment
  2. Seek rewards
  3. Please others
  4. Help society
  5. Improve the rules
  6. Follow a personal code

We can use these as a tool to discuss students’ social-emotional needs as well as dig deeply into character motivation.

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