Openly defining family values can help teens avoid risky behaviors and make healthy decisions in the face of peer… Posted by Scholastic Teachers on Friday, August 7, 2015
Mission Statement (noun): 1. An official statement of the aims and objectives of a business or other organization. Values are huge part of the decision making process, so we spend quite a bit of time working with them in our 8th grade health class. High school is coming up soon, and that means more freedom, which definitely means more decisions.
If you haven’t checked out Values.com from The Foundation for a Better Life, better get on it. There’s a wealth of resources on there for teaching kids about values… posters, videos, definitions, quotes, and great examples.
Over the summer last year, our principal had us read Mindset, by Carol Dweck. He also assigned it to the parent community, hoping it would get them to start thinking about failure in a different light… looking at the opportunities it provides for growth, rather than as some sort of a set back. In a