Guest Column: Integrity

Integrity by Ron Jacobson, Dean of the School of Education at Whitworth

My dad will turn 91 this June. I have had the privilege of knowing him for two-thirds of those 90-plus years. And, of the many things I could say about my dad,…

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Guest Column from West Plains: Integrity

Each month The Current supports Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) by publishing a guest column connected to one of PACE Character Traits. For the month of June it is Integrity, which is living a set of values encompassing honesty, respect for others,…

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Guest Column: Integrity

“However we choose to have it, our integrity shows the world the truth. How will you choose to walk with integrity?”

Put one foot in front of the other. Follow the swarm of students trudging to their next class….

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Guest Column: Integrity

What a strange feeling, to be at odds with yourself over who you are and what kinds of decisions you should make…”

Everyone grows up with a memory or two that shapes who they are….

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July Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests the following for July – Generosity!

“A Mango in the Hand” by Antonio Sacre

“Generosity” by Cynthia Klingel

“Hallelujah Flight” by Phil Bildner

“If You Give a Cat a Cupcake” by Laura Numeroff

“Ivy Loves to Give” by Freya Blackwood

“Joseph and the Sabbath Fish” by Eric Kimmel

“Mine!” By Shutta Crum

“One Winter’s Day” by Christina Butler

“Star Time” by Patricia Giff

“Stone Soup” by John Muth

“The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share” by Mike Reiss

“The Can Man” by Laura Williams

“The Elves and the Shoemaker” by Martin Powell

“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

“The Golden Goose” by Dennis McDermott

“The Golden Goose: a Grimm graphic novel” by Sean Tulien

“The Great Turkey Heist” by Gertrude Warner

“The Present” by Bob Gill

“The Runaway Rice Cake” by Ying Compestine

“Those Shoes” by Maribeth Boelts

“Yoko’s Paper Cranes” by Rosemary Wells…

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Guest Column: Integrity

As an airman in the Air Force I learned very quickly about integrity.  It is one of the Air Force’s core values.  “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!”  It isn’t a slogan, it is an expectation. …

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June Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests the following for June – Integrity!

Picture books:
“A Bargain for Frances” by Russell Hoban
“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes
“Davy, Soccer Star!” By Brigitte Weninger
“Doctor De Soto” by William Steig
“Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson
“Fish is Fish” by Leo Lionni
“Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores” by James Howe
“Katy and the Big Snow” by Virginia Burton
“Little Croc’s Purse” by Lizzie Finlay
“Little Toot” by Hardie Gramatky
“Me First” by Helen Lester
“My Big Lie” by Bill Cosby
“Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace” by James Proimos
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Mole” by Carolyn Crimi
“Sam Tells Stories” by Thierry Robberecht
“The Biggest Bear” by Lynd Ward
“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by B….

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Guest Column: Integrity

INTEGRITY

Famous 1970s pop singer Jackson Brown once advised others to “live so that when your children think of caring, fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

The definition of “integrity” is the “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” The origin of the word integrity is integrate. …

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August Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests the following for August – Gratitude!

“A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka
“All of Me!” a book of thanks by Molly Bang
“Baby” by Patricia MacLachlan
“Big Red Lollipop” by Khan Rukhsana
“Farmer John’s Tractor” by Sally Sutton,…

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Guest Column: Integrity

The Internet definition of integrity is: “The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” Another source identifies integrity as: ‘The characteristic of behaving and thinking congruently with one’s personal values and beliefs. Put another way,…

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June Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests the following for June – Integrity!

Picture books:
“A Bargain for Frances” by Russell Hoban
“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes
“Davy, Soccer Star!” By Brigitte Weninger
“Doctor De Soto” by William Steig
“Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson
“Fish is Fish” by Leo Lionni
“Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores” by James Howe
“Katy and the Big Snow” by Virginia Burton
“Little Croc’s Purse” by Lizzie Finlay
“Little Toot” by Hardie Gramatky
“Me First” by Helen Lester
“My Big Lie” by Bill Cosby
“Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace” by James Proimos
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Mole” by Carolyn Crimi
“Sam Tells Stories” by Thierry Robberecht
“The Biggest Bear” by Lynd Ward
“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by B….

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