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What Happened to the Golden Rule?

Tomorrow we open our latest production at school... The Bully Plays.  The Bully Plays are a collection of 10 minute plays created to inspire the end of bullying.  However, I have to admit that I am confused as to why this is an issue.  Whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?"  Has the Golden Rule gone… Continue reading What Happened to the Golden Rule?

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Adulting 101 – Remembering Bob the Builder – Basic Home Repair Tools

I spend my days teaching kids the basics of simple home repair tools.  You would be surprised how many teens and young adults don't have the first idea of how to use a hammer, a drill, or even, to measure something with a tape measure.  I believe firmly that ever young adult should be able… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Remembering Bob the Builder – Basic Home Repair Tools

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Adulting 101 – Cleaning the Bathroom

I just walked into my teenager's bathroom... There are a few Japanese folklore stories where a number of spirits are rumored to appear in bathrooms... What lurks in your bathroom? As you may have noticed from the last Adulting 101 post, your bathroom is disgusting. To my knowledge, there is NOT a self cleaning bathroom… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Cleaning the Bathroom

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Adulting 101 – Cleaning up the Crap

The peaceful evening was broken with a panicked, "Mom. Mom. Mom! The toilet is overflowing." Okay.  Deal with it. Dude!  There is going to be a day when you and your parents don't live in the same household.  There will be a moment when you finish doing your business and flush your toilet, and the… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Cleaning up the Crap

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Adulting 101 – Your High School Grades Matter

Nearly all high school seniors believe that they are going to college and bad grade won't stop them.  Have you listened to the "future plans" of graduates read as they walk across the stage at graduation?  Okay.  A large majority are heading to a community college because open admissions is a "thing."  But are they… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Your High School Grades Matter

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Adulting 101 – Time

As mentioned last Tuesday in my Thought Tuesday Blog Adulting 101, I believe I have contributed to the growing problem of teens entering adulthood lacking basic skills.  Despite and education system that focuses dollars and hours on testing skills, I can't find any evidence of testing life skills of students before graduation.  Basic skills such as… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Time