Being True To Yourself

Posted: September 18, 2019

Once they enter middle school, students begin facing increasingly difficult decisions in both their academic and personal lives. In sixth grade, they begin to build a track record of their grades and accomplishments that will help them get accepted to their chosen high school or gain more options for quality secondary schools. As pre-adolescents, students begin to develop deeper feelings of attachment to friends and feel a stronger need to be part of a group and be accepted. If students don’t get a good grasp of what they value in their lives, they could easily make poor decisions that they will regret later on.

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Life’s Traumas

Posted: September 9, 2019

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

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

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

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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