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Etiquette Tips: Getting Children Ready for Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Etiquette Tips: Getting Children Ready for “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day”

Social Emotional Learning | Character Education | Life Skills

The “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” program is a national organization that partners with companies to host our children in the workplace. The program offers children the chance to see what happens in an office environment.  Many observe their parents at work.

This year the event is Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Are your students taking the day off to be with their parents?  If you are a parent, are your children heading to work with you on Thursday?

 Etiquette Tips on How to Guide Students to a Successful and Fun Day at the Office

Practice eye contact, a good handshake, and standing up for introductions. Explain to your students about the importance of getting along with others.

Conversation starters: They will be meeting new children and co-workers. To include others and be included is very important. Popular questions: Where do you go to school? Do you play sports? How many pets do you have? What is your favorite movie?

Keep in mind the office dress code. Remember first impressions are very important. A conservative outfit is the best choice in this situation.

Table manners: Chew with your mouth closed.  The napkin belongs in the lap and elbows off the table.

Have your students/child write thank you notes: to the personnel that were involved in making it a special day.

Would you like to learn more about teaching manners and etiquette in your classroom?

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About Manners To Go

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules. Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

Elementary School Lesson Plans and Tips to Teach Eye Contact and Empathy

Helping You Make a Meaningful Mark on Today’s Youth

Social Emotional Learning | Character Education | Social Skills 

Your job as an elementary teacher is important.  I know because my mother taught second grade for over 36 years. 

She worked all the time.  I even remember going to the store for teachers to buy supplies.

A great deal falls on your shoulders.

Test scores, parent conferences, not to mention your own family.

That is why today, we would like to share tips on how to teach eye contact and empathy in your classroom.

 Yes, the two lesson plans can be combined. 

Lesson plan introductions

Here is how to teach both eye contact and empathy in your classroom.

I was working in the classroom with elementary teachers.  One specifically asked for a lesson plan on saying “excuse me”.  She went on to tell me that her students will say it and keep moving.  She pointed out the importance of having the student make eye contact while saying “excuse me”.

I have been teaching it this way ever since.  It was a teachable moment for me.

Whether you are saying “excuse me” because you need to interrupt or because you have stepped on a toe or need someone to move, it is so important to look in them in the eye…..make contact.  Here is why:  so the other person knows you mean it.  Yes, it is that simple.  It is a gesture that makes a difference.

Tip: Teacher to Teacher

Teaching eye contact and empathy at the same time is easy to set up as a role-playing activity.  Eye contact and empathy are an every day gesture.  It needs to be pointed out to your students when they do it….naturally during their daily activities and interaction with other students. You can also point this out when you make the gesture of eye contact and express empathy.

As an educator, you know how important social skills are for a child’s success.

Children who are polite, well spoken, and attentive to others find it easier to get along with their peers and make a positive impression on the adults in their lives.
As a result, more opportunities come their way, laying the foundation for future success in life.

Yet too many children are not being taught proper manners or other valuable social skills at home. Which means it’s up to us as educators to equip them with these important life tools – and help them grow up to be responsible, caring, successful global citizens.

Now you can help students improve their behavior in as little as 10 minutes a day… a week… or month.

Elementary school manners lesson plans

We want to help you. It takes time to research.  Our lesson plans are accurate, comprehensive, provide scripted dialogue and of course, include all the handouts needed.  21st Century Skills are on each lesson plan.

The work is done for you.

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Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules. Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

Manners Curriculum: Available for All Grade Levels

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New York City Manners Class for Children

New York City Manners Class for Children

New York City Manners Class for Children

New York City Manners Class for Children: Join, Manners To Go and everafter, a children’s clothing boutique on Madison Avenue for a special holiday event. Let me, the founder of Manners To Go, teach your child everything they need to know about good manners, confidence and life skills.  The children will learn:

Eye Contact

Handshakes

Introductions

Conversation Skills

How to Hold a Fork Correctly (American and European Style)

How to Set the Table

And of Course, Much More

 We promise the children will have so much fun they will not even realize they are learning everything about having good manners.  Your children will leave more polite and of course polished. Parents can observe while sipping a latte or hot tea.

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everafter on Madison: New York City Manners Class for Children

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Address: 1121 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10021

Sign-up is first come first serve.  Session is 90 minutes and includes breakfast, activity book and materials $80 to participate.

Learn table setting with placemat coloring sheet

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEW YORK CITY MANNERS CLASS

About everafter on Madison

everAfter on Madison is a beautiful clothing boutique for children.  The boutique is a one-stop shop to find the best designers, handpicked outfits from head to toe, and cool stuff, all for your kids, all in one shop.

About Lisa Richey, Founder of Manners To Go
About Manners To Go

We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

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Read What Other Parents Are Saying About Manners To Go

We were so impressed with all facets of Lisa’s program … not only the content and information that she shared with our children, but most importantly her approach.  She made all of the instruction relatable to their ages and provided demonstrations of how these manners translate into every day situations for them in their world.  Our children have really enjoyed teaching us what they have learned and they feel so grown-up to know the proper way to conduct themselves in a variety of different situations.  We look forward to future “refresher” sessions with Lisa! I’m happy to give any type of referral that you might need – we just loved your program! ~ Kristen, Wayne, Pa

My friends and I thought Lisa did an incredibly good job with our group of 8 boys and girls ranging in age from 8 to 11.  After the two sessions, they had a far better understanding of the importance of social interactions, eye contact, handshakes and ways to interface with adults.  The session on table manners was very helpful and I have already noticed a major change at home.  We would like to continue to have these important life skills front of mind for the children so will likely turn to Lisa again for some refreshers courses but this was a great first step! ~ Jennie, Wayne, Pa

Lisa had an approachable, practical way of guiding my daughters through the value of etiquette and a demonstration of proper manners.  It was very effective and enjoyable for everyone.  My daughters were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to integrate her tips and instruction into daily life. ~ Laura, Blue Bell, Pa

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10 Tips to Teach Manners in Your Classroom

10 Tips to Teach Manners in Your Classroom

Life Skills | Manners | Character Education | Social Emotional Learning      

10 Tips to Teach Manners in Your Classroom:

Eye Contact

It is amazing what happens when you bring this to a child’s attention. Eye contact is the basis for feeling and showing that you are confident.

Handshakes

What a great way to start the day.  Greet your students every morning or end the day with a handshake

Lesson plan introductions

Introductions

The best way to teach about introductions, is to organize a role-playing activity for your students. They can pretend they have never met each other. Teach them to say “hello, my name is”.

Posture

Sit up straight.  Stand up straight.  Having good posture shows that you are confident and interested.

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How to Hold a Fork

Holding a fork correctly is important and shows that we have good table manners.

Napkin in Your Lap

Teach your students to put the napkin in the their lap during recess or lunch.

Conversation Skills

Do your students know how to start or carry on a conversation with each other or with someone they don’t know?

Be Fully Present | Put Down the Phone or Device

Isn’t it a beautiful gift when someone pays attention to what you are saying and shows they are interested?

What does respect look like?

Deference | Respect

Allowing someone to go first or opening the door.  This is deference.  This is respect. Model this in your classroom.

Greetings

Say good morning or good bye to your students or co-workers

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Good Manners Set the Stage for Future Success

As an educator, you know how important social skills are for a child’s success. Children who are polite, well spoken, and attentive to others find it easier to get along with their peers and make a positive impression on the adults in their lives.
As a result, more opportunities come their way, laying the foundation for future success in life.

Yet too many children are not being taught proper manners or other valuable social skills at home. Which means it’s up to us as educators to equip them with these important life tools – and help them grow up to be responsible, caring, successful global citizens.

Now you can help students improve their behavior in as little as 10 minutes a day… a week… or month.

Preschool | Elementary | Middle School | High School

Manners To Go Accepts PO's

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CURRICULUM

MTG Manners curriculum English

Now Available in Spanish

About Manners To Go

Most likely we already share something in common. We believe that teaching children manners, character and social emotional skills are very important.

Manners To Go™ is a full-service company for those choosing to teach manners to children. You can make a difference. All children and teenagers deserve to feel what it is like to be confident, and use good manners out in the world.

Manners To Go™ is taught in public, private and charter schools around the world. The New York Times, Parents Magazine and Fox News have all featured Manners To Go and the many benefits of teaching social skills to children.

Whether you are an educator who wants to teach it in the classroom or someone who is looking to become trained and certified, we provide all the solutions.

My name is Lisa Richey, and I am the founder of Manners To Go™ . This brand has given me the honor of teaching manners to thousands of people around the world. The journey has taken me from Portland, Oregon to the Middle East. I believe that manners are not about judgment or rules. Manners are about self-interest. It really is about how using good manners makes you feel on the inside.

 

 

 

Teach Manners in Your Classroom: Less Testing More Social Skills

Less Testing More Social Skills

Teach Manners in Your Classroom Less Testing More Social Skills: The Ohio Department of Education announced their focus will be on teaching social skills. A link to the article is below. The states new five year plan is called “Each Child Our Focus”, which promotes the “whole child”.  Ohio’s schools serve over 1.7 million students and the focus on social skills will be from K-12.

Ohio’s goal for implementing this plan is to improve the number of students that go to college or some other type of training to achieve job success.

Ohio’s superintendent comments on how we live in a constantly changing job environment and who knows what the future job market will be.  She feels we need to at least prepare students to cope with important life skills.

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Are You Teaching Manners and Social Skills in Your Classroom?

As a teacher, you know how important social skills are for a student’s success. Children who are polite and well spoken, find it easier to get along with their others and make a positive impression on the adults in their lives. As a result, more opportunities come their way, laying the foundation for future success in life.

It is easy to point fingers and pass it off that manners should be taught at home. Yet too many children are not being taught proper manners or other valuable social skills at home. Which means it is up to us as educators, teachers, guidance counselors or principals  to equip students with these important life tools – and help them grow up to be responsible, caring, successful global citizens.

Did You Read Our Article: Ideas on How You Can Teach Social Skills in Your Classroom?

Click Here to Read the Article

About Manners To Go

Our manners curriculum is available to use in your classroom.  The lesson plans are easy to use and may be customized to fit into your timeframe. Teachers use this in 10 minute segments or some devote an entire semester.  Of course, there are enough modules for an extended after school program. Role- playing actives are included.  In fact, that is what we are known for….our curriculum is modern and relevant.  Children and teens love attending a Manners To Go program.

Click each grade level below to learn more:

Preschool

Elementary

Middle School

High School 

Bundle Pricing is an Option

MTG Manners curriculum English

Manners To Go Accepts PO's

Now Available in Spanish

We would love to hear from you!  What topics are you interested in learning more about?  We would like to assist you in teaching manners and social skills in your classroom.  Send us an email by clicking this link:

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Here is a link to the article:
Ohio Department of Education Outlines New Vision: Less Testing, More Work on Social Skills

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Ideas and Lesson Plans to Teach Manners in Your Classroom

Ideas and Lesson Plans To Teach Manners in Your Classroom

Ideas and lesson plans to teach manners in your classroom: Self-confidence can be a learned social skill and it starts with awareness. At Manners To Go, time and time again we receive phone calls from teachers and parents asking for help with shyness and low self-esteem issues with their students . We want our children and teenagers to move through life with ease, boundless opportunities, good friends, and adventure.

Eye contact is the basis of a self-confident child. There are many things you can do to assure a child has endless amounts of self-confidence. Let’s start with eye contact. Here is how you can incorporate this in your classroom or after school program.

When you have the time, be fully present with your student. What a gift it is when you give a child (or anyone) your undivided attention.

Make eye contact.  Explain eye contact and how to make it. This sounds so simple, but it works. Look at your student and point out what you are doing and why. Of all the topics and modules in our curriculum, teaching eye contact is the most gratifying experience because you can see a child light up and understand what it feels like to be confident. The child gets it….immediately. As a teacher, you see a marked difference by the end of class. Parents also notice the change. I remember the first time a parent called our office to let us know that their child’s teacher mentioned the change in the student. The teacher asked what the parent was doing.  Of course, the parent said they were intentionally teaching eye contact.  It works!  We promise.

Eye Contact: Teach Confidence in Your Classroom

Over the years we have noticed when you bring awareness to what confidence is and how it feels inside to have eye contact, the child makes a radical change, instantaneously.  Remember, your students are watching you.

Model eye contact and be fully present. 

How Can We Help You Teach Manners in Your Classroom?

Our curriculum is available to use in your classroom.  The lesson plans are easy to use and may be customized to fit into your timeframe. Teachers use this in 10 minute segments or some devote an entire semester.  Of course, there are enough modules for an extended after school program. Role- playing actives are included.  In fact, that is what we are known for….our curriculum is modern and relevant.  Children and teens love attending a Manners To Go program.

Click each grade level below to learn more:

Preschool

Elementary

Middle School

High School 

Bundle Pricing is an Option

Manners To Go Accepts PO's

MTG Manners curriculum English

We would love to hear from you!  What topics are you interested in learning more about?  We would like to assist you in teaching manners and social skills in your classroom.  Send us an email by clicking this link:

Get Certified to Teach Manners To Children

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