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May 25, 2010

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #18

“If we want our children to possess the traits of character
we most admire, we need to teach them what those traits are
and why they deserve both admiration and allegiance.”
— William J. Bennett

To create a caring community of learners, a teacher must understand the value of character education and be a positive role model. It is a pleasure to recognize a team member who, through her work with our school age students, creates a positive classroom environment that fosters respectful relationships and a shared sense of community.

Team Tuesday: Alex Baule (Cheektowaga center)

Miss Alex uses several successful strategies to enhance children’s relationships and promote positive interactions:

  •  ‘School Age Stars’ provides an outlet to recognize any personal  or education accomplishments that students achieve.
  • A ‘Compliments Chart’ encourages children to write a compliment to another friend, promoting positive feelings and conversations.
  • The ‘Manners Meter’ celebrates appropriate, polite interactions.


  •  “She is creative, nice and respectful.” — Brooke and Megan M. (school age students)
  • “She is really kind, creative and fair. She is the BEST!” — Madison M. (school age student)

  • “She is very nice to all of her friends and to me. I love Miss Alex!” — Katie G. (school age student)

Thank you, Alex, for the many ways that you show that you CARE and encourage our students to do the same; the doodle community is a better place because of you.