Back To school: It is what’s up front that counts!

Back To school: It is what’s up front that counts!

School started this week.  Excitement reigns (or maybe not). Schools and classrooms are a beehive of activity.  Books are distributed.  Bulletin boards decorated.  Rules posted.  Phones are ringing.  Texting and tweeting are rampant.  Tears and laughter shared.  Teachers worry about the kids they have been assigned.  Parents and kids have the same worry but in…Read More >>

Bad News (for) Boys

Bad News (for) Boys

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.– Bruce Lee In March I wrote a blog titled “Non-fiction Reading and Character.” Seeking a topic for this month’s blog, I was struck by the reports about the San Diego Comic-Con International (showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy books among other pop culture genres), amused by attendees’…Read More >>

The “Character Mystery”

The “Character Mystery”

The scene: It was at break time on Thursday afternoon at the Character Development Center’s 18th annual Character Matters Conference (USD). Three attendees all of whom, I found out, were to begin their first year of teaching in the fall approached me. “Can we ask you a question?” “Yes, what can I do for the…Read More >>