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.
February 6th was Super Sunday, but it was also Souper Sunday for some 15,000 churches and community organizations dedicated to fighting hunger in the U.S.
In this lesson, students identify troublesome behaviors and use critical thinking to determine which Pillars they can lean on to counter them. Also check out these lesson plans for Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
In his new book, education expert Samuel Casey Carter examines 12 public and charter schools “where confident children joyfully strive to accomplish worthy goals in concert with their friends.” Carter specifically applauds the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at Hinsdale Central High School in suburban Chicago.
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.
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.
When it comes to friendship, do your students value quantity over quality? Are they indiscriminant in the sending and accepting of friend requests? If so, they’re clicking on the wrong links. Or maybe they’re just clicking too much and too often.
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.
In our book review this month, a hungry homeless kid steals his classmates’ lunch and he goes without punishment. Is this appropriate?
Homeless and lunchless, new kid Kevin finds a friend in Rafael. This thought-provoking book teaches Caring and Responsibility. What other Pillars can you find?