Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Looking Ahead

One of the challenges to what I do is coming up with new and interesting topics to present each year in libraries and schools. There really is no limit, but my goal is to make a difference in children's lives, not just fill in an hour of it. So, I sat back this year and pondered. What is a hot-button for me that would translate well into the lives of kids. Then it hit me. Character!

School after school that I go to is presenting character training. Every school has a different take on the subject. However, the general consensus is that it is best presented from a "whole school" top down approach. That makes sense. Everyone learning the same basic concepts during the same time periods. This allows teachers and students to be on the look out for examples of the character-trait-of-the week if you will.

Our culture needs these lessons to be taught. The men and women who demonstrate strong character and make ethical decisions in the future, need to develop those qualities now.

So, "BEE" on the lookout for a character and reading based show coming to a school or library in your town this year. 'Bee' Your Best Person will be a fun and educational look at developing character in the lives of kids.

I can't wait.