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 >>

Non-Fiction Reading and Character

Non-Fiction Reading and Character

Non-Fiction Reading and Character By Ed DeRoche I flunked kindergarten. Had to repeat it. Cause: motivation, attitude, interest. There were few “Hallmark Moments” in my elementary school years. I do remember third grade. I usually sat in the back of the class. I was seldom called on. There were no girls in my reading group….Read More >>

The Character Crock-Pot

The Character Crock-Pot

The Character Crock-Pot By Ed DeRoche I recently read an article in Education Week titled “District Pressure Cookers Test Recipes for Success.” From what I have been reading and hearing from educators about implementing the common core standards, many of them are feeling the “pressure” of these mandates and some are letting off steam. A…Read More >>