I WILL NEVER TEACH WITHOUT IT - BECAUSE I AM A CHARACTER!
I taught 13 years without Honorable Character before it came into my realm of existence in 2008. And I can, with absolute conviction, say I will never again teach without Honorable Character. Why? Honorable Character is great for students and for parents, but it is just as great, if not greater, for me. It provides me a structure to stay focused on the good choices my students make every day and all day long. Honorable Character holds my feet to the fire because it gives me immediate feedback as to how I am interacting with my students. Am I seeing the good things? Am I acknowledging the good things? I like myself better with Honorable Character, because without it, I am a character!