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Black History Character Education Object Lesson

Help your students understand that people of character take action to avoid putting everyone into one category regardless of individuals’ actions. They avoid lumping people together. They never speak of “slave owners” as though all were the same. They know that among the wicked slave owners were men and women […]

The Origin of New Year’s Resolutions and the Secret to Keeping Yours!

Fireworks explode around the world, people shout “Happy New Year” – and many make New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you made resolutions this year, but let me ask you this: “What is the origin of New Year’s resolutions, and is there a secret to keeping yours this year?” The origin of […]

“Taming the Toothpaste” Object Lesson

NOTE: This lesson offers multiple opportunities. Use it to address such character concerns as these, to name a few: name-calling, unkind or cruel talk, and gossip self-control kindness respect compassion This lesson works well as either demonstration or hands-on. Choose the one that fits your time constraints and location. Demonstration […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 1

Monday morning, and hallway noise threatens to blow out your smart phone’s volume meter app. You glance at the clock. Precisely four and a half minutes until that classroom door swings open and that noise surges into the room, sucking you into its agitated vortex. The mere thought of that […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 2

As a teacher, you often wonder what you can do about problem students. You may have received counsel to be a friend to problem students. A colleague may have assured you that kindness will solve the problem. Maybe a superior warned you that you had to get a handle on […]

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