Earth Day Clean Up Lesson

Every Day is Earth Day is Our House We have a big litter problem in the neighborhood where I work, I have decided to have my Consulate Kids do a clean up around our campus to earn an event stamp. After all, Earth Day is coming on April 22, 2018, and I think it will be...

A Case Study that Defines Pet Peeves and Turns Them Into Positives

What's My Pet Peeve and Why Do I Have One? A Case Study from Fourteen Rules for Navigating Life The Urban Dictionary defines Pet Peeve as "Something that maybe a bit annoying to most people but is very annoying or upsetting to a particular person. Related to the...

How to Impeached a President: Kids and the Constitution

A True Story It all began when I took out the Presidential Cards that I made a few years ago in order to provide a "Knowledge Challenge" in honor of Presidents Day for my Passport Kids. I love the spontaneous learning that occurs during the conversations that these...

Well Aren’t You The Smart One, or What Makes a Bad Word Bad

A Conversation with Kids Today in my after school class, one of my kids spilled what I called, "a heck of water" on the floor.  As we were cleaning it up, one of my girls, we will call her Gecki, casually asked, "Is that a bad word?" She was of course referring to my...

How to Handle Conflict Using Healthy Skepticism

What if I were to tell you, "The sun won't come up tomorrow."? You would probably dismiss me as either insane or ridiculous, at least that is what several people did when I said, "the sun won't come up," to them today. When I added, "The sun didn't come up today,"...

Video Lesson for Standing up to Bullies from the Hawaii Youth Services Network

How to Stand Up to Bullies Hawaii Youth Services Network has put together a nice video and lesson plan for teaching kids how to stand up to bullies. Four PDF downloads accompany the lesson from Hawaii Youth Services Network: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand Video Questions...

Cultivating the Curious Mind: I don’t mean to go out on a limb here, but…

What's happening here? Learning opportunites are made whenever we encourage kids to ask questions and to look for answers. Sometimes all it takes is a funny photo, followed by some questions. Questions like: What do you think is happening here? Where do you thinks...

Personality Tests and Behavioral Masks: Correcting a missconception about both

Is Your Personality Determined by Birth, or Can It Change Over Time? Your ability to understand how the different people in your life are motivated is extremely important if you want to navigate the river of life effectively. I have already posted several articles...

The Empathy Game

  Thirty-six questions that create empathy, intimacy, and even spark love. I hope we can all agree that the ability to feel empathy is critical to leading a successful and worthwhile life. That being said, I would love to share with you a wonderful exercise that you...

A Game that Teaches Kids the Value of Trust in Relationships

A Fun Game that Helps Teach Kids the Value of Trust If you read my last post then you know that I have started using the word trust a lot in my classes. We have a lot of trust issues with the kids where I work. They lie, cheat, fight, and steal on a regular basis. For...
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