“Factoring Fast Food” and other lesson plans for March

March is National Nutrition Month, so we’ve put together a lesson plan that will teach teens to take responsibility for their eating habits. In this lesson, teens examine the fast food they eat, consider its nutritional value (or lack thereof), and learn how to make healthier choices in the future. Also, check out our lessons in honor of National Women’s History Month and Mardi Gras.

Showing kids the way

We can combat bullying by coming down hard on the bullies, but we also need to prevent kids from becoming bullies in the first place. In a recent New York Times Opinionator column, David Bornstein writes about Roots of Empathy, a Canadian program that helps children grow their empathy.

Now you listen here

The Greek philosopher Epictetus said, “We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.” You can encourage your students to listen and show them how listening is linked to caring and respect by having them participate in The National Day of Listening on November 26th.

Planting trees for CC!

An old Greek proverb says, “A society grows great when old people plant trees in whose shade they know they’ll never sit.” Six students from Citrus High School in Porterville, California aren’t old, but they’re engaging in similarly selfless behavior.