A Graduation Speech: The Character Highway

A Graduation Speech: The Character Highway

By Ed DeRoche It’s June! Commencement time –caps and gowns – diplomas received—and the inevitable graduation speech. An unofficial survey reveals that almost all high school graduates (college, as well) do not remember who spoke and what was said at their graduation ceremonies. The key for graduation speakers who want an audience to remember his/…Read More >>

Code and Principles

Code and Principles

By Ed DeRoche One of the most frequent comments we received from teachers and others is: “I don’t know what character education is, but I don’t have time to do it. I have too much on my plate already.” Here we are in May of 2014 and we still hear that comment but now the…Read More >>

Character and the Arts

Character and the Arts

Character and the Arts By Ed DeRoche Good character is not formed automatically; it is developed over time through a sustained process of teaching, modeling, learning, and experience. – Maryland State Department of Education In early March the public celebrated the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss I joined the celebration by going to see the…Read More >>