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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 […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 3

Teachers who ask what you can do about problem students, take heart. Despite your own experience in the past – despite what others may have told you – there are indeed things you can do about problem students. The question you want to ask is not what you can do […]

How to Quiet Students with Classical Music — an eye-witness account

Learning how to quiet students with classical music can revolutionize your school! It can revolutionize you as well, whether you are a principal, teacher, staff member, or assistant. Don’t believe it? The principal of Wilson Middle School did not believe it either. His students ranged in age from 11 to […]

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