Teen Charity Work – Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers

Teen charity work – volunteer opportunities for teenagers — can provide weeks of valuable character building. Summer months open up hours of free time and give teenagers a big choice. On the one hand, they may waste many of those hours in trivial activities such as mall-walking, video games, and […]

Will Your Monkeys Pose?

Will your monkeys pose when you want them to pose? Will your monkeys pose when you want to take an end-of-term photo or yearbook photograph? Do they gather quickly into a neat group? Do they stand straight and still – or do they fidget, annoy others, and slump? Do they […]

How Can You Learn Character from a Shopping Cart?

Leaving a building a few days ago, I hurried across the lobby to a small foyer. There I stopped abruptly, my way blocked by a stranded shopping cart. The industrial strength commercial cart nearly filled the exit area. No one could enter or leave the building without manhandling that brown, […]

Put More of YOU in Your Character Building

What do you want from your character-building efforts? When will you know you have attained that? Some might answer, “My students will always act as I always act,” but would you? Would you claim a goal like that without stipulations? Maybe you would choose to add a provision such as […]

The Importance of Homework … How a Teenager Learns Responsibility through Homework (Part 02)

The importance of homework should not be understated. Students who receive more homework, and do it, experience greater academic success. Why? ~ Homework Supplies Vital Review: Review is a key ingredient of homework. Studies have shown repeatedly that review is essential for remembering material. Memory of material learned through lectures […]

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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