Caution: Character Building is Contagious!

January 7, 2013

As a new year begins, I am fortunate to share time during Focus Class discussing academic and social growth with my students.  We spend a lot of time discussing academic progress and the students I have are all driven to succeed in school.  In addition to academic achievement, I challenged students to "Find Their Greatness," during the first semester.  This semester, I am working with my Focus Class on furthering their character building.

Simply stated, we will strive to do the following:

1.  Eliminate biases toward others.- We will find the greatness in our uniqueness.

2.  Dream big!-  We will set goals and strive to achieve them.

3.  Choose our influences wisely.- Input determines ourput.

4.  Demonstrate small acts of kindness and kind words which equal a huge impact on others.

5.  Start a contagious spreading of kindness with family, friends, and others.

Focus class is a time for academic, behavioral, and social growth of which I am proud to facilitate.--Julie Baker