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Life’s Traumas

Posted: September 9, 2019 | Category:

In my experience, it’s life’s traumas that make the need for life skills education so vital.  Life’s ups and downs are going to happen—it’s up to us to learn and share all we can about how to help ourselves with skills.  A big part of the statistical problem when it comes to different sorts of violence is due to negative feelings in the home.

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Our Children Deserve Better

Posted: September 3, 2019 | Category:

As we begin another school year, I’m sending my children off to school and asking them to make sure they are nice to other kids.  I tell them that if they see a child on the playground with nobody to play with, go talk to them, invite them to join their group. If a child is sitting alone at lunch, go sit next to them.  If you see a student being teased or picked on, tell a teacher or step in and stop it.  My wife and I try to encourage this at home and in our community.  However, learning these types of skills in a classroom has a completely different impact on young people.

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My Top Five Activities

Posted: August 26, 2019 | Category:

Every new school year comes with its own set of challenges and dynamics in the classroom. But no matter what I may encounter as I return to school, I know that I will have Overcoming Obstacles in my teacher toolbox to get my year off to a positive start!

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The Ugly Truth

Posted: August 16, 2019 | Category:

Although I’m not a writer I’m here to tell others to keep trying and they can manage their lives using life skills along the way.  I just want to help another person by chance and if possible.

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The Butterfly Effect

Posted: August 13, 2019 | Category:

It may be difficult to appreciate how much of a difference good deeds and a life skills education make in individual lives, communities, and our world at large. Those of us familiar with science fiction or philosophy have likely heard of the concept known as “the butterfly effect.” The idea behind the butterfly effect is that even something as seemingly insignificant as the beating of a butterfly’s wings affects events going into the future.  A different way of thinking about this concept is that everything affects everything else. All actions and moments matter.

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