Empowering Students To Become Successful Adults

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 7, 2014 4:24:51 AM

Teaching Kids and Teens Powerful Life Skills

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Learners of all ages can benefit by developing positive attributes and life skills. It is essential for adults to educate kids about life enhancing abilities and character traits. Children should learn about initiative, a trait they can develop to get things done! It’s what leads to new inventions, and the earlier kids learn, the better. It can also lead to great success! People of all ages should be encouraged to take initiative to clean their environment, do kind things for others, and lead their classroom and community in service projects. Cooperation, courage, using initiative and being honest are all values that adults can foster in children to help them live successful, productive lives.

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that empower students. These texts can be used to develop character and promote civic responsibility. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format, which is very helpful for emerging readers and writers. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that help students develop life skills at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-4 Live it: Initiative

by Robert Walker (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792451 AR: / /

Initiative is what gets things done. It’s what leads to new inventions. It can also lead to great success! You can show initiative by acting first, by putting in extra effort, or by coming up with a new way to do things. In this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll see how having initiative helped some amazing individuals reach their goals. You’ll also have a chance to think about how showing initiative can help you reach yours!

thumb-5 Live it: Cooperation

by Marina Cohen (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792390 AR: / /

Cooperation means working together to achieve a common goal. Sports teams cooperate. Scientists cooperate. Entire countries cooperate to make the world a better place. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll be given opportunities to think about how you might cooperate with others to achieve important things. You’ll also take a closer look at the lives of a few people who, by cooperating with others, have made some amazing things happen!

thumb-6 Live it: Honesty

by Molly Aloian (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792437 AR: / /

What does it mean to be honest? It means telling the truth, of course. It also means acting in ways that don’t hurt or mislead others. Being honest isn’t always easy! As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll be asked to think about how honest you would be in some difficult situations. You’ll also meet some strong people who were honest with themselves and others, even when being honest was the more difficult choice.

thumb-7 Live it: Courage

by Natalie Hyde (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792406 AR: / /

We all need courage in our daily lives. We need it to face danger, and to deal with new challenges and obstacles. But where do we find courage? How can we develop it? As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll meet some great people who have faced their fears-and conquered them. You’ll also be challenged to think about how you might show courage in your own life!

thumb-8 Live it: Inclusiveness

by Marina Cohen (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792444 AR: / /

Inclusiveness is an unusual word. What exactly does it mean? It means accepting and welcoming those who are different. It means allowing everyone to participate, even when there may be reasons not to. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll explore the lives of people who have broken down barriers to make the world a more inclusive place. You’ll also consider how inclusive you would be in some equally challenging situations.

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