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Here are your currently featured materials through February 2018.


Schools choose to implement the Project Wisdom supplemental messages with lessons plans in several ways. Some use them as recommended in the Weekly or Monthly Themes. Others choose from the Life Skills/Pressing Issues and/or Calendar Events selection.

Still others, implement these materials as they are featured here and highlighted in our Just For You email deployment. The choice is yours.

These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, life skills, or enrichment classes.

There are several ways you can implement this content:

  • Take 10 minutes to read the message (either on the PA system, in-house television system or as a class read-aloud), and then follow up with the discussion generators.
  • Take 20 minutes and ask students to complete the worksheet.
  • Take 30 minutes or more and choose one of the outstanding follow-up activities written for each academic area.

. . . The choice is yours.

You’re going to discover that these plans follow a consistent, easy-to-follow format that provokes meaningful reflection and dialogue about issues that really matter.

"Students seem to relate to the material. In Junior High, a favorite question is 'Why do we have to learn this?' With these topics, that's a no-brainer!"

Mary, Middle School Teacher - Pennsylvania

January

  • Go for the Goal

    Michael Phelps once said: “I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’” Students will examine the benefits of resolving to do one’s best to reach a goal so they will have no regrets, regardless of the outcome.
    Key Ideas: New year - Resolving to do one’s best - Turning adversity into strength - Goal setting
    Character Traits: Perseverance - Self-respect – Discipline
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Abilities and Disabilities

    More than seven billion human beings - all unique - live on this planet. What makes us different from one another is what makes us special, unique, and individual. Students will gain a better awareness of those of us with disabilities and how to focus on abilities rather than disabilities. They'll also look at ways to celebrate what each of us can contribute to our schools, communities, and world.
    Key Ideas: Disability awareness - Celebrating differences
    Character Traits: Respect - Caring
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Tough Choices

    Dr. King faced many difficult decisions in his life. With these materials, students have an opportunity to reflect on the fact that each of us faces many decisions each day. Some may be very difficult, but whatever the situation, we can learn from Dr. King's example by using these opportunities to do the right thing.
    Key Ideas: Awareness of our daily choices - Doing the right thing
    Character Traits: Moral courage - Integrity – Honesty
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Reaching for Greatness

    Every single one of us has the potential for greatness, no matter what circumstances we were born into, no matter what types of challenges we face. Students have the opportunity to consider that greatness can manifest in many ways.
    Key Ideas: Personal potential - Striving to be one's best - Overcoming Obstacles
    Character Traits: Determination - Hard work - Encouragement
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Practicing Compassion

    Students consider the role of compassion and how each of us can promote more compassionate behaviors. Whether it is by our own personal actions or by supporting the efforts of those striving to encourage compassion, we can make the world a better place when we understand that everyone benefits from compassionate behaviors.
    Key Ideas: When we act compassionately, we help others and we help ourselves - Some media literacy
    Character Traits: Compassion - Respect - Caring - Empathy 
    Message and Lesson Plan*

February

  • Dropping In

    Someone wise once said: "If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself." Each of our children deserves the advantages that come with choosing to complete high school diploma.
    Key Ideas: Staying in School - Dropouts - GEDs - Unemployment
    Character Traits: Discipline - Responsibility - Self-respect
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Be Giving

    Holidays like Valentine's Day provide us with an opportunity to share and give of ourselves. Students will learn to reach out to those who may be feeling unloved or unwanted. 
    Key Idea: Extending kindness to those who may need it
    Character Traits: Caring - Kindness - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Staying on Task

    Plato said, "The first and best victory is to conquer self." Learning to stay on task can be a difficult skill for any of us to master. This message and corresponding lesson plan will encourage students to examine the power that can be achieved through self-control.
    Key Idea: The importance of learning to focus and pay attention
    Character Traits: Self-responsibility - Self-control – Discipline
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • In Pursuit of Integrity

    Choosing to live a life of integrity means that we must be honest with ourselves and others. We must reflect on our choices and decide what ethical principles are most important to us and then make the effort to live by those principles. Students will consider the meaning of integrity and how it relates to being an honest and respectful person.
    Key Idea: Living a life of integrity - Being an honest and trustworthy person
    Character Traits: Integrity - Honesty - Respect
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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