Plan Ahead: Weekly
Featured Messages with Lesson Plans
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.
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.
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These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, social and emotional learning, life skills, or enrichment classes.
- 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
- 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
> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues