This section helps students see the importance of putting work ahead of play and the value of acting responsibly in their relations with peers, teachers, and family. Since students are easily distracted from behaving responsibly, they need to receive instruction and to participate in discussions about responsibility. Students may learn much about responsibility from observing respected adults and peers behaving responsibly. Students need to consider the good feelings and beneficial outcomes associated with acting responsibly. Here are some possible discussion topics for Section 3:
A. A definition of responsibility in terms of self and others.
B. How children can learn the meaning of responsibility through observing responsible people at home and elsewhere.
C. The importance of taking roles that require responsible behavior.
D. What it means to behave responsibly at school.
E. The effects of being responsible at school.
F. Responsibility and students' future lives.
G. How students can encourage each other to be responsible.
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