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Nurture Character Development and Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

Need help with nurturing and maintaining a positive classroom climate?

Let us give you the tools you need to create an environment in which trust, acceptance, belonging, and joy are felt upon walking into your classroom.

The Character Tree video lessons foster the development of positive character traits like kindness, empathy, and perseverance so students can succeed in school and in life.

Engaging for Students

Students look forward to our videos each week! Each video is 7-10 minutes and follows an engaging storyline with puppets, animations, and colorful visuals.

No Prep for Teachers

Simply press the play button each week. Print out our Teacher’s Guides and student pages for follow-up activities that go with each video lesson.

Hi, I'm Sara!

I'm Sara, an elementary school teacher who is passionate about nurturing students’ positive identities. I believe that character education and social-emotional learning are key factors in physical and mental health, both of which contribute to academic and life success. The creation of The Character Tree lesson videos has allowed me to share this passion beyond the walls of my classroom, with you and your students! I am honored to get to be a small part of your classroom community.

We’ve helped thousands of teachers and school counselors equip students with the skills and knowledge to embody positive character traits and we can help you too!


Introduce students to Miss Sara and Gray Squirrel with our free introductory video.

Classroom Expectations

Establish expectations and a positive classroom community with these video lessons and printable resources.  


Nurture positive character development with our kindergarten video lessons and printable resources. 

First Grade

 Nurture positive character development with our first grade video lessons and printable resources.

Free Character Trait Affirmation Station

Nurture students' positive identities by creating an affirmation station in your classroom!

Bring The Character Tree Into Your Classroom

Help your students succeed in their school and personal life by nurturing character development and social-emotional learning in your classroom with The Character Tree video lessons.