Positive Role Model Characters
from Constellation CANDO.
Be the BEST You Can Be!
Positive: Confident, expressed clearly, fully assured
Role: a character assigned or presumed
Model: The best possible exemplification, either in reality or in conception
-Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary
Positive Role Model Characters instill positive values and sound choices, create self-esteem, encourage a “Can Do! Attitude”, communication, and conflict resolution; educate about societal issues including substance abuse, the environment, patriotism, and global good will.
Positive role model Characters from Constellation CAN DO!, encourage others by their own example of “being the BEST you can be!”, representing and modeling positive values including mutual respect, living responsibly and productively, integrity and trustworthiness, self discipline, fairness, courage, perseverance, caring, self-confidence, and the “CAN DO! attitude”.
Traveling to Earth on the musical Sunshine Train, Characters are presented in various mediums including music, art/cartoon characters, book characters, video/film characters, recording artists, writers, educators, radio and television personalities, performing groups and others.
Characters demonstrate and communicate positive values in ways unique to their own personalities and talents, broadening their appeal to all age levels. The CAN DO! Multisensory Experience and cross-merchandising of Character CD’s, videos, interactive website, books (and other written materials), film, games, media shows, performances, and auxiliary educational and entertainment products reinforce the messages and positive values represented by the Characters.
The word “character” is derived from the Greek word “to mark” or
“to engrave” and is associated with the writings of philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. People with good character habitually display good behavior, and such habits are embedded, or marked, on a person. There is considerable agreement on desirable moral values that underlie these traits.
Throughout history, thoughtful philosophers and educators have been concerned about the cultivation of character traits and virtues such as honesty, courage, perseverance, loyalty, caring, civic virtue, justice, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. The consensus is, that these traits (and others like them) are not innate and must be acquired through teaching and practice in the home and in the schools. Traits, or virtues, must be transmitted to be internalized. It is an important function for educators to help form children into adults who behave well, who demonstrate good “external conduct”, and who understand why that sort of behavior is important.
California Department of Education
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – knowing how to manage one’s emotions through the development of positive character traits – is now determined to be at least as important to a person’s success in life as intellect (IQ). -The Ohio State University
Caring Personal Safety
Cheerfulness Positive Attitude
Civic Virtue Reasoning
Communication Skills Reliability
Courage Self Control
Courtesy Social Skills
Decisiveness Work Habits