My school has been a Leader in Me school for several years now. If you don't know much about Covey's Seven Habits of Happy Kids, you should check it out! http://www.theleaderinme.org/
Some years I've done better than other years at really working hard to teach the habits, and this year I am at my wit's end-my class can recite the habits, explain the habits, but don't actually integrate them into their daily lives! So last week I introduced our "post-it" chart. I am starting back with Habit #1: Be Proactive. Each time I observe a student demonstrating this habit, I write down what they were doing on a post-it and they get to put it by their name. It's a huge deal when someone gets a post-it, everyone claps and congratulations the students. Once everyone has a post-it, we will have a celebration and will put the post-its in each student's data folder. I plan on having them write about more ways they can demonstrate that habit at school and home under the post-it.
I'm really hoping this helps my class integrate the habits into their lives! :) What do you do for character education in your building?