Each month we will discuss one gift of character with all of our students. This month the word is Initiative.  This life skill will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: Initiative means: I’m a self starter! Older students: Initiative means:  Taking purposeful action that propels life forward without outside reminders.… Read More


Perception is everything, it colors everything that we see and understand.  It is very individual.  What we see that brings on fear to one person, may just be exciting to another person.  Our perception is formed by two factors.  The first factor is our imagination and the second is our experience.  When the two mix… Read More


How can I demonstrate that everyone is worthy of care and attention – dignity?  In my mind there are 2 major ways, both of which are more easily stated than done.  We discussed these this week with our students and their comments were especially profound.   Listening to others:  We hear parents always say that… Read More


Think of all of the people in your life.  All of us play different roles in life – mother, father, spouse, children, friend, schoolmate, employer, employee, teacher, student, acquaintance.  If we believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity, how can we be sure that we are living that belief?  How can we… Read More