Three Essential Virtues for the Digital Generation: Grit, Resilience & Empathy

with Emmanuel M. Rentoy


Php 300


DURATION 2 hours
COURSE TYPE Self-paced
CATEGORY Teacher Development

Technology is here to stay. There’s just no way of preventing it from shaping the mindset and attitude of the young people, who are correctly described as digital natives. As teachers, our job is to make sure that these young people entrusted to our care become responsible users of technology, always in control, and strong in upholding their values in the wired world. This Course aims to equip classroom teachers with concrete strategies to develop three essential virtues that will help the young people navigate this connected world.

The course will provide participants with concrete strategies they can use inside the classroom (and at home) to help students develop the three essential virtues that have become more important considering the kind of environment they live in today: immersed in technology and digital lifestyle. Aside from the strategies, the participants will also do some QUIZZES to determine their own level of GRIT, RESILIENCE, and EMPATHY.

What you'll get

  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Exclusive access to learning materials 
  • Exclusive access to assignments, activities, and forums 
  • Course Assessments

At the end of course, you will be able to

  • To understand more the mindset and dispositions of the digital generation so as to know better how to form their character
  • To understand the meaning of the 3 essential virtues and have deeper appreciation of the need to teach them to the students
  • To learn concrete strategies inside the classroom that incorporate these virtues

Who should take this course

  • Classroom Teachers (of whatever subject)
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Class Advisers
  • Anyone interested in character formation

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Emmanuel M. Rentoy
Executive Director
Center for the 4th & 5th Rs Asia

He is Character.Org’s first-ever recipient of the “International Champion for Character” award, a recognition given to an institution or individual who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to character development beyond the United States. The award was given last September 13, 2022.

He is a lecturer at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and has taught for over 30 years. 

He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), earning a double degree in AB Journalism and AB Literature, an MA in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D. in Literature. 

He was the Founding Executive Director of Westbridge School in Iloilo City. He was in the first batch of graduates of PAREF Southridge School, where he also taught for 15 years, occupying various posts, including Principal of Intermediate School, Vice-Principal of High School, and Department Head of Religion. As Moderator of “The Ridge”, the official publication of Southridge, he won 9 trophies from the Catholic Mass Media Awards, including the first-ever Hall of Fame for Student Publication, for winning as the best campus paper in the country for four consecutive years.

He is the Founding Executive Director of “Character Education Partnership Philippines”, or CEP Philippines, an international affiliate of CEP in Washington, DC, USA. As Founder of CEP Philippines, he has been invited to speak all over the country, as well as in Washington D.C., San Diego, California, USA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He also serves as the Founding President of the Center for 4th and 5th Rs (Respect & Responsibility) Asia, otherwise known as the Thomas Lickona Institute for Asia. He is probably the most visible advocate of character formation in the country, having spoken to hundreds of schools and universities around the Philippines.