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Free Virtual Afternoon Tea Instruction

Free Virtual Afternoon Tea Instruction

As an educator, you may use this information in your classroom or enjoy this event with your own family.

During this afternoon tea instruction you will learn:

The history of tea

How to hold a teacup (you might be surprised)

How to eat a scone (hint, not as if you were eating a sandwich)

Milk in first or last

How to stir (this might surprise you too)

How to set a “tea” table

Napkin etiquette

And so much more

DATES: Thursday, May 6 | 4:00 pm EDT

Saturday, May 8 | 4:00 pm EDT

This event is complimentary. We so appreciate your support over the years.

HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS TO ATTEND THIS VIRTUAL EVENT

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  2. Look for our next email with a registration link
  3. Invite family and friends
  4. Once we receive your name and email, a follow-up Zoom link will be sent
Virtual Afternoon Tea Instruction
Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

Teach Character and Manners to Children

You may have seen Michele Borba, ED.D. on the Today Show giving advice on teaching character strengths to children.

I was lucky enough to see her speak at a school in Philadelphia.  You can tell she is the EXPERT and one of the most passionate advocates for children and teens.

If you have not seen her, spend some time on You Tube to see and witness what I mean.

Thrivers: The Surprising Reason Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine 

Dr. Borba says Thrivers are made not born.

Even before the pandemic, children were stressed, lonely and overwhelmed.  According to Dr. Borba, we have focused so much on testing and being competitive, we have lost touch and not taught children how to be human.

When I read this….it caused a moment of pause. It is a profound statement and one I believe to be true.

Teach Character and Manners to Children

Here is the good news.  Character strengths can and must be taught to children. Character strengths, teaching manners and life skills are as important as academic success. 

Dr. Borba Lists Character Strengths As:

  • Self-Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Self-Control
  • Integrity
  • Curiosity
  • Perservance
  • Optimism

The book is filled with proven strategies you can easily teach children from preschool through high school.

I like how Dr. Borba gives you ideas on how to weave these skills into our everyday lives.  We don’t always need worksheets or lectures. 

By reading this book, we learn how to find meaningful ways to nurture the seven character strengths by modeling, discussing and pointing them out.

As always, thanks for reading and being a part of the manners movement. 

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

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

We make it easy for you.

Teaching manners and character strengths in your classroom will make a difference.

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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.  

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 2021?

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 classroom.  The lesson plan objective along with suggested dialogues and handouts are included.

We make it easy for you.

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

MTG Manners curriculum English
Why Setting the Table Is an Important Life Skill for Children to Learn

Why Setting the Table Is an Important Life Skill for Children to Learn

Why Setting the Table Is an Important Life Skill for Children to Learn

Certain rituals can become the most important part of a child’s upbringing.  

Setting the table can be one of them.

Not only can it be a memory that makes them smile and reminisce as an adult, but it also serves as an instrumental life skill.

Setting the table is a life skill that leads to CONFIDENCE

Table Manners Course $9.99

Teach Table Manners course for parents

Whether you are a teacher, parent or care-giver, you can make this a fun skill to learn.

No, this does not have to be a drudgery or about making the act right or wrong.

This is about making it fun and a ritual they can partake in with ease and at the same time the satisfaction of helping you as a parent or a teacher.

What Does Setting the Table Teach Children?

Instills Confidence: Most Children are social beings and enjoy eating together.  When they know the basics…napkin in lap and using it, chew with their mouth closed, etc. they feel good about themselves.  They are confident.  They know what to do when eating with others.

Joy in Helping: Setting the table starts the ritual of eating together.  When you allow children to take an active role, they feel useful. Taking out the plates, forks and napkins sets the tone for togetherness.  This can be in the cafeteria at school, in the classroom or at home. 

There is so much joy in helping out a parent or teacher. They can also take on a role at the end of the meal by clearing the table (how fun is that chore!).

Conversation Skills:  I always tell teachers and parents, if you want your children to have good conversation skills, sit down together at meal time.  Not only does sitting down together to eat teach table manners, this act also teaches everyone about talking to each other.

Ask questions.  Learn what happened during the day.  This is a simple step to take and adds so much value for life.

Teach Table Manners course for parents

Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

 

NEW Parenting Manners Book: An Interview with the Authors

New Parenting Book on Manners: An Interview with the Authors

A new book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations is being released this week.  This is a must read for parents and teachers.

I am thrilled I had the chance to interview them yesterday.  They are smart and savvy moms that share real-life experiences in their new book.

This is not your grandmother’s parenting book. Their book deals with issues on guiding young children in today’s hectic and ever-changing world.

From birthday parties to how to ask children if it is ok to post their pictures on your social media, all the questions you ponder as a parent or teacher are answered.

And some of their answers may surprise you.

Take time to make a latte or a cup of tea and enjoy as I interview them about all things sticky when out and about in your daily life with young children.

Yes, we get a bit nerdy about social skills but I promise you will learn so much that you can share with children, spouses and other teachers.

Here is a link to the videos, Part 1

A link to Part 2:

To purchase a copy of the book and to visit Evie and Sarah’s website, click here Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations.

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Manners To Go Links and Resources for Teachers and Parents

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

Top Table Manners Your Children Need to Know

A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Elementary School

 

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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 with 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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