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Plan Ahead: Weekly Featured Messages with Lesson Plans

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Here's what you can expect through March 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.

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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.

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

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March

  • Expecting the Best

    Some research indicates that there is a connection between optimism, self-esteem, happiness, and health. Keeping a positive attitude is easier for some of us than others, but we can choose to express ourselves in a more positive way while doing our best to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
    Key Ideas: The power of positive thinking - Consequences of negative thinking
    Character Trait:
    Optimism
    Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Optimism Month in March.

  • Four-leaf Clovers

    Some of the “luckiest” people you will ever meet are not lucky at all. They simply set goals, work hard, and reap the natural consequences of all their effort. Students consider the idea that they can make the decision to work hard to reach their goals rather than counting on luck.
    Key Ideas: Work ethic - Luck versus hard work - Hard work and success
    Character Traits:
    Responsibility - Diligence

  • Why Be Jealous?

    We can all feel jealous at some point in our lives. Sometimes it's because we feel left out or we feel that we don't have the advantages that others seem to have. The good news is that it's possible to overcome jealousy by focusing on our own talents and goals. Students consider the personal costs of jealousy and how it can be overcome.
    Key Ideas: Understanding and overcoming jealousy - Focusing on talents and goals
    Character Traits:
    Self-respect - Resilience

  • Never Enough

    We all want to have nice things, and many of us want to improve our standard of living someday. That's all very normal, but some of us can never seem to get enough. Students examine the implications of greed on themselves and society and consider gratitude as an antidote to greed.
    Key Ideas: Overcoming greed - Gratitude as an antidote to greed
    Character Traits:
    Respect - Responsibility - Prudence

Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

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> Life Skills/Pressing Issues

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