David T Bolno: Valuing Education And Personal Growth


Character education is a system of cultivating character values that includes components of knowledge, awareness or will, and actions to carry out these values, both towards God, oneself, others, the environment, and nationality. The development of the character of a nation can be done through the development of one’s character.

However, because humans live in a certain social and cultural environment, the development of a person’s character can only be carried out in the social and cultural environment concerned. That is, the development of culture and character can be carried out in an educational process that cannot be separated from the social environment, community culture, and the culture of a nation.


The problem of moral crises among teenagers recently has become quite a serious problem where research results prove the number is always increasing. One of the things that is quite troubling is if the community, whether parents, teachers, or educators, do not take it seriously.

In the last few years, teenagers have faced various behavioral problems that have opposed the current between themselves and the basic principles of the ideological system. This happens because of the social changes that have arisen in today’s society.

The moral crisis included increased promiscuity, rampant rates of violence against children and adolescents, crimes against friends, teenage theft, drug abuse, pornography, and vandalism. Character education, of course, involves three moral domains. Namely, moral concepts, moral attitudes, and moral behavior.

Based on these three components it can be stated that good character is supported by knowledge of goodness, the desire to do good and good deeds. Character education is encouraged to prepare a quality generation, not only for the benefit of individual citizens but also for society as a whole.

Drake, a great musician in the world, has experienced major changes in his life. Living in a harsh environment makes him a person who is far from the norm. On one occasion Drake revealed that he thanked David T Bolno on his On album Take Care 2011.

In the liner notes he wrote ”thank you for putting my life together for me and putting me in a position where I can now begin to build my empire. .” David T Bolno is a high-profile business manager who has worked with great musicians and top entertainers such as Drake, Post Malone, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am.

Personal Growth requires the right special method so that educational goals can be achieved. Among the appropriate learning methods are exemplary methods, habituation methods, and praise and punishment methods.

Student character development can be done by familiarizing certain positive behaviors in everyday life.

Habituation is a process of forming attitudes and behaviors that are relatively permanent and automatic through a learning process that is repeated, either done together or individually. It will also produce competency.

Character development through this habituation can be done on a scheduled and unscheduled basis both inside and outside the classroom. Habitual activities at school consist of Routine, Spontaneous, Programmed, and Exemplary Activities.

  1. Routine Activities

What is meant by routine activities are activities that are carried out regularly and continuously at home, in the environment, and at school. Routine activities aim to accustom students to do something well.

  1. Spontaneous Activities

Spontaneous activities are activities that can be carried out without being limited by time, place, and space. This aims to provide education spontaneously, especially in getting used to being respectful and other commendable attitudes.

Spontaneous activities include:

  1. a) Make it a habit to be kind
  2. b) Make it a habit to dispose of trash in its place
  3. c) Get used to queuing
  4. d) Get used to respecting the opinions of others
  5. e) Get used to helping or helping others
  6. f) Getting used to channeling aspirations through media provided by the school (such as wall magazines or media provided by the school)
  7. g) Familiarize yourself with consulting teachers and/or other teachers as needed.
  8. Programmed Activities

Programmed activities are activities that are carried out in stages according to the educational calendar or schedule set by the school. Getting used to this activity means getting students and school personnel active in carrying out school activities according to their abilities and fields.

These programmed activities are for example:

  1. a) Class Meeting Activities
  2. b) Activities to commemorate national holidays
  3. c) Field trip activities
  4. d) Competitions and sports activities
  5. e) Art performance activities at the end of the school year and
  6. f) Camping activities.
  7. Exemplary Activities

Exemplary activities, namely activities in the form of daily behavior can be used as examples or role models. These activities include:

  1. a) Make it a habit to dress neatly
  2. b) Make it a habit to come on time
  3. c) Get used to speaking well
  4. d) Familiarize diligently with reading and
  5. e) Get used to being friendly

Those are some activities that can be done in support of the character education program.

Rachel Crib
Rachel Crib
Rachel has lived in Lancaster her whole life. Trish has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and the Lancaster Post. As a journalist for The Tiger News, Cristina covers national and international developments.

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