Dr. Hoedel has provided a tremendous service to those of us who believe character education has an important place in the public school. His book describes a series of individuals, both historical and modern, whose actions personify one of eighteen positive character traits he deems important for today’s society. He has chosen well. Students will quickly relate to Dr. Hoedel’s choice of individuals, and will easily see the connections to their own lives. In a society that seems to offer so few positive examples for today’s student, this book will serve as a much needed guide as to why it is important to do the right thing. I plan to make this book required reading for the students in my high school Ethics and Leadership classes.
Teacher, West Johnston High School