Character Building

  1. How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    As a parent of school-attending kids, you may have experienced the following scenario: Your kid comes home in the afternoon and immediately begins dragging their feet at the mention of homework or studying. You encourage them to study, and your well-meaning words are met with excuses. This exchange repeats itself, resulting in yelling, and the back-and-forth feels torturous to both...
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  2. Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    A new school year is the beginning of new challenges and adventures. What better time is there to talk to your students about setting goals for themselves? Setting goals provides students with focus and direction, but the types of goals and how they are set makes a difference. Students may need help setting realistic goals and developing a plan of...
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  3. 8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    8 Tips to Keep Students Motivated Through the End of the School Year

    The weather is warming, the end of the semester is near, and your students are getting antsy for summer vacation. Getting all your students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of the school year is challenging enough, but it can be near impossible as summer approaches. There is no cure for spring fever, but here are 8 tips to...
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  4. 4 Time Management Tips for Students

    4 Time Management Tips for Students

    We are not born with time management skills. This is something that needs to be taught. Teaching children organizational skills is key to helping them succeed in school and life. Time management helps children to prioritize tasks, complete activities in a timely fashion, and learn to manage and stick to a schedule. Here are 4 essential time management tips kids can use to...
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  5. 8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    8 Tips for Preventing Bullying

    It is no surprise to educators that bullying is a common problem among all schools. They have known for years that students need to be in safe and supportive learning environments to thrive. And the vast majority care deeply about keeping children safe. Given that commitment to student safety, why do so many children still experience bullying? Retired elementary school principal...
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  6. 10 Activities to Help Teach Students Respect

    10 Activities to Help Teach Students Respect

    On Monday, our country will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Most people are aware of this, but how many of us actually do something to honor his memory? Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the human race to strive for equality among all people. He fought to make life fair for everyone, and did it in peaceful and respectful...
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