Plan Ahead: Weekly
Featured Messages with Lesson Plans
Here's what you can expect through May 2019.
You can choose to implement the Project Wisdom supplemental message with lessons plans in several ways. You can use them as recommended in the Weekly or Monthly Themes or you can implement them as they are featured here and in the Just For You email to educators who are registered on our Website with a current subscription.
These materials include broadcast messages dealing with current or calendar events, or pressing issues. Also included are correlating lesson plans with worksheets, discussion generators, and follow-up activities for academic areas.
If you are planning to use the weekly or monthly themes, it's important to know that because this content addresses many calendar events, these topics may or may not fit within the theme you choose for any particular week.
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These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, social and emotional learning, life skills, or enrichment classes.
- Appreciating Those Who Teach
Almost all of us can point to a special teacher whom we admire. Students explore the idea that what we admire most in others is what we ourselves would like to possess. They also consider how best to show appreciation for the teachers who have made a meaningful difference in their lives.
Key Idea: Showing appreciation for teachers
Character Traits: Caring - Kindness - Respect - Citizenship
Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019.
- The Power of Words
Young people don't always understand the power of the words they write and speak. Using inspiration drawn from best-selling author Amy Tan, students explore the power of words to bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Key Ideas: How we use words - How we are influenced by language
Character Traits: Caring - Respect - Responsibility
Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
- Be Somebody
Social bullying is a serious problem for many students and can affect their grades and even cause them to avoid coming to school. In this message and lesson plan, students will examine social bullying and discuss ways that they can reduce the problem by not spreading rumors or gossip at school or online, not excluding someone from the group, or other actions that cause emotional harm.
Key Ideas: Social bullying - Cyberbullying - Dealing with bullies
Character Traits: Responsibility - Compassion
- Endings and Beginnings
Students have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in middle or high school, both their successes and their poor choices. By taking the positive experiences with them and learning from their mistakes, they will carry more wisdom and confidence into the next phase of their lives.
Key Ideas: Graduation - Reflecting on the past - New beginnings - Transition
Character Traits: Self-respect - Self-responsibility - Wisdom - Confidence
Additional Broadcast Messages with Lesson Plans
> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues