May I Ask You Some Questions?

May I Ask You Some Questions?

This blog, as you will note, begins with two quotes that will frame the questions that are constantly raised when we talk about character and character education with educators and others. “Students who can effectively manage their emotions and behavior tend to do better in their coursework and on assessments.  In fact, students who report…Read More >>

The Ruler and the Umbrella

The Ruler and the Umbrella

“This year, young people across the country and around the globe will spend hundreds of hours honing their academic skills.  But in most schools, they will spend exactly zero instructional hours engaged in the mastery of emotional intelligence.” – Psychologist, Angela Duckworth Professor Duckworth authors a weekly blog titled “Emotional Intelligence 101.”  In September, she provided…Read More >>

It’s Time for C-P-R

It’s Time for C-P-R

By Ed DeRoche, Ph.D. Welcome back to a new school year!  Last month, I read David Brooks’ new book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life—a book about relationships and commitment.  Brooks says he wrote the book to “compensate for the limitations” of his first book on character, The Road to Character.  That…Read More >>

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