Character Education Resource Center News You Can Use - February 2019

begin quoteWithout Valentine’s Day, February would be…well, January. - Jim Gaffigan

President’s Day

Character is the architect of achievement. - George Washington

The people have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge-- I mean of the character and conduct of their rulers. - John Adams

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. Theshadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln

Character is the only secure foundation of the state. – Calvin Coolidge

The qualities of a great man are "vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lincoln’ s résumé tells you one thing, but it doesn’t tell you everything. If you look beneath the résumé, you would have seen even during those years [before Lincoln was elected] he had an enormous array of emotional strength that was more important than his résumé. He had the ability to acknowledge his errors, learn from mistakes and shoulder the responsibility for the failure of others. If you’re looking to evaluate talent as a leader some of those emotional strengths are equally important to actual success.

- Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. 7/06/2006,

Teacher Resources:


March 2, 2019 - 8:15 am – 12:15pm

Building Character Through Positive Classroom Management Strategies

  • Serena Pariser, M.A., Assistant Director of Field Experience, Department of Learning & Teaching

Transformative Discipline: Restorative Practices and Healing Centered Approaches

  • Ricardo Medina, Ph.D. Professor of Practice, Department of Learning & Teaching

Cost and Registration:

USD Students:

External Guests:


USD CAMPUS (free parking): Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, SOLES Building

Additional Saturday Seminars are planned for March 30, 2019 and April 27, 2019


Edward DeRoche


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