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, […]

“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 […]

Teaching Tips – 10 Things Teachers Do to Be Successful

Ten things teachers do to be successful often remain hidden to both teacher and observer. They do not impress onlookers in the classroom, and teachers do not intend to impress with them. Actually, those teachers who perform these 10 things seldom think of them as “10 things teachers do to […]

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