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Students create personal goals. In this character education lesson, students analyze the skill of self-discipline. Students discuss the reasons self-discipline and self-motivation are necessary for success.
Students demonstrate their self discipline and motivation by brainstorming their own personal self discipline goals. In this self discipline lesson, students analyze examples of self discipline and self control by completing a worksheet dealing with the subject.
Students use general skills and strategies of the writing process to show their role in their family, school, friendships, the community and the world. They demonstrate their self-motivation and increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Students learn best if they are personally motivated to learn. The following "lesson" is really a greeting card writing contest and it is a fun hands-on writing activity with great motivating potential.
In this goal setting worksheet, teachers communicate with parents an effective strategy for achieving success. Teachers, parents and students work together to set personal goals and discuss how they will be accomplished.
Now that your upper grader has a job, you need to teach him how to keep it. Discuss appropriate workplace behavior such as teamwork, initiative, and self-motivation. Also bridge the topic of what is and what isn't ethical behavior and why it's so important to maintaining a job and workplace environment.
Sixth graders compare and contrast discipline and self-discipline. In this character education lesson, 6th graders discover how self-discipline is related to self-motivation. Students work in small groups to construct a definition of self-discipline.
Students examine various careers and character traits. They create an Affinity Chart using career survey results, compare/contrast personality traits and character traits, and discuss why character traits are important for jobs.
While this first appears to be a description of 20 poetry activities, it is actually the introduction, rationale, and explanation of the activities and one sample instructional activity for "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. After a copy of the poem, you will find a nice instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme. Related poems are listed and a graphic organizer is provided to use in small groups. Tip: Pair this instructional activity with your study of The Outsiders.
Valuable skills and knowledge are acquired by building framed structures in the school parking lot.
Should the school day be extended? Talk about a controversial topic! Before engaging in a fortified conversation about this topic, class members examine a chart that summarizes the views of business and political leaders, teachers, parents, and students for and against the extension of the school day, as well as a fact sheet, and an academic text. Using the provided sentence frames, pairs discuss whether the extended day is the right choice for middle schoolers.
Students brainstorm reasons for attending a college class, and set goals for themselves to achieve while they are at school. They write letters using these reasons to encourage themselves. Letters are graded by the professor and sent out as needed.
Students identify and examine four heroes from history and imaginative literature. They discuss the characteristics of a hero and share perceptions of what makes a hero. By comparing and analyzing a few historical and literary figures, the students incorporate the concepts of heroism into their psyches.
You can use a travel plan project in the classroom to learn about budgets, maps, time management, and more.
How to induce teenagers to stay engaged and learning despite the arrival of spring.
Students examine excerpts of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. In this early American history lesson, students read Paine's pamphlet and analyze the information according the rubric provided.
Third graders study the life cycle, eating habits, habitats, and migration patterns of butterflies in this series of lessons.
Students are introduced to the concepts of magnetism and electronics. As a class, they walk through the steps of the scientific method and define new vocabulary. In groups, they are given a bag of objects and they are to separate them into magnetic and non-magnetic. They also discover on a basic level how electronics operate.
Second graders discover details about Alexandria, Virginia in the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, 2nd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring jobs that were available in the past and compare them to today's jobs.  Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.
Solar system lesson plans provide teachers with a multitude of ways to interest even the most reluctant learners.

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