A Teacher Starts an Etiquette Business 

A Teacher Starts an Etiquette Business 

Manners To Go is happy to announce we have licensed and certified another teacher to start an etiquette business.

I have a very special place in my heart for teachers.  My mother was a teacher for nearly 36 years. My sister was a school administrator. All of my aunts and uncles were teachers.

A Teacher Starts an Etiquette Business 

My lineage runs deep.  I remember helping my mother set-up her classroom at the beginning of the year.

Amanda Trower is a teacher and has started a business teaching manners.  The name of her new business is More than Etiquette.

Needless to say we are thrilled to have someone like Amanda teaching Manners To Go in her community.  

Amanda brings a tremendous amount of value.

I know her students love her as much as we do.

I looked forward to every training session we had together.

Have you considered starting a business?  A manners business?  We have many teachers teaching Manners To Go.  

There are many reasons to start:

  • You want something of your own
  • You realize the need to teach manners, life and social skills to our youth
  • You want to earn extra money
  • You are in a state of transition and this could be exactly what you want and need to do

5 Tips for Starting an Etiquette Business as You Transition from Another Career

Whatever your reason, we are here to help you.

Here is a FREE Guide to Help YOU Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children


6 Things Needed to start an etiquette business

Here Are Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get to Know Manners To Go™

Most likely, you will want to get to know us. Feel free to call or email us. Click on the links below. We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide on the best training option for you

We offer two trainings to become certified to teach manners to children:

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #1:

“Live” Video Training

If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice. This is a “live” and private training. It is NOT self-guided.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Option #2:

Two-Day In-Person

PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  Click the image above or follow the button below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates

Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date.

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Teach Manners in the Classroom

Teach Manners in the Classroom

My heart goes out to children.  I often wonder what is happening to their ability to connect.  Teaching manners in the classroom have never been more important.

What is it like for them to build relationships with their friends at the moment? How about with other adults outside of their parents?

Many children have dealt with this for years as we have become so accustomed to our lives orbiting around our digital devices.

What is in store for this generation that has been robbed of social interactions now for almost a year and tied to devices to make somewhat of a human connection?

I do know this- we can help them

Parents Need Teachers to Help Them Teach Children about Kindness, Respect, Good Manners, and Confidence

Over the years as I have worked with parents, I often hear the comment “they will listen to you more than me”- meaning, when teaching manners, children listen to a third party.  For some reason, this is the way of the world.

How and Where Can You Teach Manners to Children Right Now in 2022?

Finding moments or dedicated time to teach manners in your classroom is actually very easy.  Most likely you are using good social skills all day every day in the classroom (virtual or in-person).

Manners and Life Skills such as:

Eye contact: When using eye contact, point out what you are doing.  As students use good eye contact, let them know you noticed.

Respect: Point out respectful behaviors as you see certain actions (helping others, expressing gratitude, holding the door, saying “good morning”)

Conversation skills: We have multiple conversations a day.  Recognize students when they engage with each other. Conversation skills are becoming a lost art.  This skill is the cornerstone of building friendships.

There has been a focus at the school level in many states to focus on the whole child.  

You Can Call this Type of Manners Curriculum and Lesson:

Life Skills

Character Building

SEL | Social Emotional Learning 

We are here to help you.

Have You Downloaded Our FREE Manners Lesson Plan (for each grade level)

If not, what are you waiting for?

Today is the day!

Teachers love using our lesson plans to teach manners in their classrooms.  The lesson plan objective along with suggested dialogues and handouts are included.

We make it easy for you.

You will not be disappointed and we promise the manners lesson plans and curriculum will make a difference in your classroom.

Teach Manners in the Classroom
A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

Storytelling is what sets you apart as a teacher.  Think about it.  As a teacher, I don’t need to tell you how much younger children love it when someone reads a story to them.

This works for elementary school students too…only you don’t need to read to them….TELL them a story.

A story about you and an experience you had.  Maybe you made an “etiquette” mistake.  Maybe you made the right decision by choosing to use your good manners in a certain situation.

Good or bad, share your story.  Make it real for this age group.

I can promise, they will sit up and listen to “your” story.  It will make you more interesting.

The moment you share your story is the moment you take control of your classroom and become more interesting as a teacher.  

Manners are not about rules so don’t teach it in that way.  Share a real-life experience.

                             Lisa Richey, founder, Manners To Go | Join Our Manners Movement

They will remember it.  Understand it.  Use it.

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How to Teach Your Students to Have a Conversation

How to Teach Your Students to Have a Conversation

Mar 22, 2022 | Etiquette Expert

How do you teach your students to have a conversation?  Isn’t it special to have someone be fully present with you?  To have a conversation with anyone, an adult or a child is something to behold these days…a conversation without distraction.

My most popular topic when teaching business etiquette in the workplace is The Art of the Human Connection. The art of having a conversation, is a lost “art”.  We are so consumed with social media that often we are so buried in it we miss out on so many opportunities.  Often, it is the first request I have from a human resource director to discuss the basic skills of conversation to their team.

Take the time to teach your students how to converse!  Life is fuller when you have this life skill.  You actually become interesting.  A children and teens learn so much about life when they hear others conversing.

5 Tips to Teach Students to Have a Conversation

  1. Eye contact: This is a social skill that is so very important.  By making eye contact, it shows someone that you are interested.  It sends a message that you are confident.  Point this out to your students.  Explain why this is important.  Take the opportunity to talk about confidence and how it feels. If your students are six or younger, get on their level.  Literally!  Get down on your knees if necessary and make eye contact with them.  
  2. Teach them to listen to others: Another important social skill is to listen. Tell them it is alright for there to be silence when having a conversation.  This is the time to practice sharing-sharing the space to tell ideas and experiences.
  3. Ask questions:  By asking questions, you show others that you are interested in their experiences. Ask a student questions.  Explain to them that you are having a conversation.
  4. Phone skills:  The Wall Street Journal had an article about answering the phone.  Remember when we were growing up and we took messages for our parents?  With smart phones, this most likely is not happening. This was a great way to teach conversation skills.  It is still important for children to know how to answer a phone and converse. Below you will find a link to the article.
  5. Read a story.  After reading a story, talk about it with your students.  Did they like the story?  What was their favorite part?
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What Are Good Manners in the High School Classroom and Why They Are Needed


What Are Good Manners in the High School Classroom and Why They Are Needed

Do high school students need to learn good manners?  Is it still useful for students to learn good social skills?  Are you the one that needs to teach this?  Do you even have the time?

These might be the questions you are asking yourself about now.

Trust me, your students need you to show them how to not be socially awkward or uncomfortable.

When you teach manners and life skills in your classroom, you add a great deal of value to the lives of your students.

Here is how they feel when using good manners:

Here is How Students Feel When Using Good Manners and Life Skills:

  • More confident
  • Self-assured
  • Ready to take more risks
  • Prepared for college or job interviews and internships
  • Happier and healthy
  • Friendlier

Today, I am sharing an activity/lesson plan that you can easily easily teach in your classroom. In fact, if you click on the image below, you can download the specific manners lesson plan.

I believe when we set a goals or intention we need to understand our “why” behind it. This lesson plan will help your students understand the “why” we use our good manners everyday – in public, at at home, with others and especially in your classroom.

This is a fun activity and one that can take only five minutes – or more. You choose.

Your students can engage in a conversation, answer as a group or write down their answers independently.

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Why Not Join Our Manners Movement and Teach Life Skills in Your Classroom?

We offer done-for-you lesson plans to teach manners and life skills in your classroom.

Let us show you what is possible in your classroom.

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