102 STEPS TO A BETTER YOU by Pat Doran, M.Ed. was created for middle-school students in an inner city. Other classrooms had significant discipline problems. The counselor at my school said that she had never seen a more well-adjusted group of students. She asked me what I did. I explained, "I teach character education the way "grandma used to teach," not by having a week's lesson on one good quality, but daily, giving a wise saying and discussing it.
I printed out the program for each of my students to use. Often, these middle-school students would come to me and ask for a copy for a "bully" from another class or another student who is trying to get "negative attention." Often,they would bring the bullies into our classroom during lunch period and teach them how to change their behavior to help instead of hurt.
These motivational sayings and discussion topics help students are just what is needed to put life's challenges into perspective.
The cost is small, but the benefits are invaluable.
Some people look at those with success and say
they are “lucky.”
Their success did not fall from the sky.
What that “LUCK” really means is that many long hours
have been devoted to hard work and personal sacrifice.
You, too, can be one of these “lucky” ones.
I wish you the best of 'LUCK" in teaching your students to be wise and successful individuals.