SMART Goal Setting for the New Year

What was your New Year’s resolution last year? Did you keep it? If not, how long did you stick to your resolution before reverting to your previous habits, deciding that the resolution was too lofty? Or did you simply forget that you made it? Rather than focusing on a New Year’s resolution—a decision to change… Continue Reading >

Teaching Students Lessons of Kindness

Dr. Wayne Dyer famously wrote, “If you have a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.” Since we know that acts of bullying have detrimental effect on young people’s self-esteem, it’s more important than ever before to teach children how to be kind, and why it’s so important. Much of what children learn… Continue Reading >

Help Your Students Spread Holiday Cheer with These Eight Creative Ideas

It is indeed though giving to others that we receive. This invaluable lesson must be experienced to be learned. It is critical for all students—our nation’s future leaders—to understand the value of giving and the benefits of selfless volunteerism first-hand. Even if you work in a public school system with a diverse population of students,… Continue Reading >

‘Tis The Season for Giving, Service, and Practicing Gratitude

The holiday season is upon us. With so much diversity among the student body, it’s a good time of the year to pause and reflect upon how we as teachers can help instill compassion and the importance of service amongst our students. We recently asked some of our PLS instructors and team members to share… Continue Reading >