Pay It Forward
Week 3: What does Integrity mean to you? How do you represent or demonstrate this for yourself? How do you see it represented in our school and in our A5 program?
We started the class by looking at the definition of Integrity:
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Synonyms for Integrity: honesty, virtue, straightforwardness, sincerity, goodness, wholeness, purity, (the inability to be corrupted)
Students could ask questions about integrity and give examples of when they have done it or where they have seen it.
We then watched the following video clips on Integrity:
A Life of Integrity:
Do what you say you will do (Abraham Lincoln Story):
Animation about Integrity:
Integrity gets you Everything (Motivational Video):
Integrity. What is it? How do we know if we do it? Is it a part of us? Do we have to try and live life with Integrity? Ask yourself. If you know you are someone who doesn't tell the truth, you are not living with Integrity. If you do what is easy, rather than what is right, you are not living with Integrity. If you need someone to watch over you, in order to do the right thing, you are not living with Integrity. Look in the mirror. What do you see? If you see an honest, hard working, motivated, pure (will not be swayed by others) and straightforward person, then you are the definition of Integrity. Your word should be your word. A handshake counts, as your word. You don't tell others what you think they need to hear. You tell others the truth, no matter the consequence. You don't "yes" people, you are honest with people. In the midst of criticism, negativity and anger, you do what is right. You do not shy away from what is right because of difficulties. If you are not living with Integrity, ask yourself why? Why am I not living with Integrity? This can not be taught. We can see examples of Integrity, but it needs to come from within. Integrity starts here........ with us.