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Here are your currently featured materials through January 2019.


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 weekly 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.

"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

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.

December

  • Quiet Strength

    We don't hear a great deal about humility today. With so much pressure to succeed, the virtue of humility can get lost. Students will consider the idea that someone who is humble shows strength by appreciating his or her own talents but not boasting about them and that by choosing to be humble, they can discover a quiet strength within themselves.
    Key Ideas: The virtue of humility - Encouraging others
    Character Traits: Humility - Strength - Kindness
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • The Gift of Encouragement

    When gift-giving becomes a stress and a burden it is time to step back and rethink our intentions. Students explore the notion that some of the most meaningful gifts we ever give or receive cost nothing and mean everything.
    Key Ideas: Gift giving - Encouraging others - Generosity of spirit
    Character Traits: Respect - Caring
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • No More Whine

    It's so easy to whine and grumble when things aren't exactly the way we want them to be or when we are faced with a problem, but whining can make a situation much worse while making us and those around us unhappy. Students can learn that instead of whining, they can try to focus on what is good in their life and look forĀ  the things for which they can be grateful, or to look for a way to solve the problem.
    Key Ideas: Whining and grumbling - Problem solving
    Character Traits: Gratitude - Positive attitude
    Message and Lesson Plan*

January

  • Keeping Resolutions

    The new year is traditionally a time to make promises for a better year. Students explore the notion that it's important to put our whole heart into whatever promises we make to ourselves. They explore the idea of being a more active participant in all aspects of their lives.
    Key Idea: Making resolutions as a way to reach goals and dreams
    Character Traits: Determination - Commitment - Caring
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • What I Think of Me

    Being a person of character means that you care less about fitting in and looking good in the eyes of others and care more about doing what you know is right. Students consider the importance of having strong character and how that sometimes requires making difficult choices.
    Key Ideas: Caring more about your character than what others think of you - One's reputation
    Character Traits: Integrity - Moral courage
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • The Best Ambition

    Students will take a look at ambition and consider the ways that it can help them reach their goals as well as the idea that there are good and bad ways to express ambition.
    Key Ideas: Ambition - Helping others
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Perseverance
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Super Bowl/Super Life

    (Super Bowl Sunday) In this special message and lesson plan, Tony Dungy, first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, reminds students that the strength that matters most in life is not the physical strength they see on the football field, but the quiet strength that comes from a strong character.
    Key Ideas: Physical strength vs. inner strength
    Character Traits: Inner strength - Respect - Responsibility
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

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