Welcome Blog – 2021

We are hoping the 2021-2022 school year is as back to normal as possible.  I hope you are back to “in-person” school, every day.  I hope you get to attend homecoming dances, athletic events and proms. In the history of this country, it is fair to say that you students have had more school disruption in the past couple of years than any other students in history.

If you are reading this blog, this means that you are enrolled in a class where a teacher is using the Character Development and Leadership Curriculum.  This program is designed to help you develop who you are as a person and to improve your leadership capabilities. This program should be fun and engaging.

The blog post is one lessons in the program.

Purpose of Blog: Every week I will sit at my computer and write about a  current event about character and leadership.  In the blog, I usually provide my perspective, a video link and discussion questions. The purpose of this blog is to make a simple point – character and leadership matter today!  Some of these stories will be inspirational and some will teach tough lessons. Sometimes it will be about someone who ruined his/her life with one bad decision and sometimes it will be about a selfless act that positively changed someone’s life. The joy of writing this blog is that I never know what will transpire that will become a blog post.

My Hope #1 – Read It: Every Tuesday a new post is released.  To be honest, I spend 2 hours every week researching and writing these blogs and I would hate it if no one ever read these posts.

My Hope #2 – Comment:  For each post, I will provide discussion questions. Respond to them and let me know what you think about the story. Be articulate. Don’t just say you disagree – say what you disagree with and back it up with a solid rationale. Keep it clean. Don’t swear or put down other students’ views.  It is a character and leadership site, so I will filter comments that are non-productive.

My Hope #3 – Be Inspired: I hope that these blogs will inspire you and that one or many of them will change the way you approach life.  I believe that students can be inspired and want to be inspired. People and stories can be the source of that inspiration.

Your Turn:

  1. Tell me what state you are from and the name of your school?
  2. How do you think improving your character and leadership will help you in school and in life?

Comments 25

  1. I’m from California and I go to Citrus Valley High School. I think by improving your character and leadership it could help you be a better person and give urself a positive mindset.

  2. I’m from California and my school is Citrus Valley High School. I think it will help me with being a better person and possibly becoming somebody who people can be inspired by.

  3. 1, im from california and my school is citrus valley high school
    2. i think it will help me bc life will be easier if i have a good character and if i im a leader.

  4. 1: I am from California and I go to Citrus Valley High School.
    2: I think improving my character and leadership will help when talking in presentations or large groups at school and to help become more social and a better person in general.

  5. California and citrus valley high school
    Improving my character and leadership will help me in school and life because being means or going down the wrong path in life, you will never be successful.

  6. I’m Kyla and i’m from California and i go to Citrus Valley High School. Improving my character and leadership will help me in school and life by opening more opportunities for me in the future.

  7. I’m from California and I go to Citrus Valley High School. I think if you improve your character and leadership it will help you in school and life because you will go into every situation with a positive mindset. This will get you through good and bad times.

  8. i am from California at Citrus Valley High School.i believe improving someones character in school and in life could hel the person them self and the people that they are surrounded by. for example help a person in a hotel elevator, the hotels in Las Vegas required a key card to be able to use the elevator. by helping someone by telling them that they need their key card they can help another person in need of help for the elevator.

  9. my name is cristian and im from California and my school is citrus valley highschool. by improving your character and leadership you will always think positive and get through things if you be a leader you get respect and your representing good.

  10. I am from California and go to Citrus High school, I think improving my character and leadership will help me in school by making me see what I can do for myself and not look at others for help. I also think that in life it will help me accomplish my careers such as being a writer. I read a book, an idea forms from my head, I read it again and this time my inspiration will come from my ideas and not just the book. It will also help with my other careers such as helping dogs. I know that sounds weird, but if I want to help them I will have to be a leader. It will also help my activist career by making me see a problem and knowing how to fix it in my own eyes instead of someone else’s.

  11. I believe this class will help improve my character and leadership by helping me be more of a leader to others and not just a small amount of people. Being a better roll model and showing people you have a good and open mindset will help being a leader not just in school, but life. People will see how you act and wanna follow a good example your setting.

  12. I am from the state of California and the name of my school is Citrus Valley High School. I think improving my character and leadership qualities will help me in school and life by doing good and being respectful.

  13. my name is cristian and im from California and my school is citrus valley highschool. by improving your character and leadership you will always think positive and get through things if you be a leader you get respect and your representing good and giving off positive attitude.

  14. My name is Jayden , I live in California and I go to Citrus Valley High School. For you to improve your character and leadership is by showing good example to others. With that being said you have to have a good mindset. This will help in school and in life, because other students will take off from your example of how a leader is suppose to be.

  15. I think improving my character and leadership will help me in school and life is by teaching me how to help others in many ways, also it will teach me different life lessons.

  16. I am from California. I think that improving character and leadership will help us in school and life by helping guide through both. First in school, since if you help to improve your character and leadership qualities it will help with academics and with getting out of the following of someone. Then, in life in general it helps to be not a follower and to live life how you want to and not live to another’s life.

  17. I think having a good character can help you in school and in life because coming into things with a good attitude helps make you want to try harder and improve your school work and can it can inspire you to help others around you. These actions can inspire others to do the same.

  18. I think improving my character and leadership will help me in becoming a better person, making better reaction times to certain events, whether it being at home, on campus or in public. Helping me be better at socializing, and not being so anxious when talking to new people that I don’t know. Helping me get organized and completing things on time.

  19. I Think that improving my character and leadership will help me in school and life in many ways. For example it will teach me be a better person and have a more positive outlook on life, and can also teach me to take charge as a leader.

  20. I’m from Citrus Valley high school in California and I think that improving your character and leadership will indeed help you in school and in general life. By improving yourself and your character it could make you think and act like a better person towards yourself and others. If you are respectful and kind to others you can make friends and gain people’s trust and they could look up to you. But if you’re rude and disrespectful people then they wouldn’t want to be around you and in life, if you’re a bad influence, it could be harder to get a job because of the way you act or how you acted in the past. So by building your character and leadership right now you could be a better person as you grow up. Also, people could see you as an influence and try to act better.

  21. I’m from C. A and I attend Citrus Valley High School. I think that improving your character and leadership skills will help you in school and in life by getting a good job, being respected by your fellow classmates, and also becoming a person people can count on.

  22. I go to Brighton High School in Brighton, MI. I think leadership plays a strong role in the classroom and in life because it allows me to apply myself and provide a positive example for people around me.

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