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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

  1. Mark the dates on your calendar (choose either date)
  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
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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)?

If not, what are you waiting for? Today is the day.

Click here to download the free manners lesson plan by grade level

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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Manners Lesson Plans: A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Middle School

Manners Lesson Plans: A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Middle School


A Teacher Becomes More Interesting When Teaching Manners in Middle School

Storytelling sets you apart as a middle school 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 middle school students too…only you don’t need to read to them….TELL them a story.

Share 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.  This matters to a middle school student.

Manners are not about rules so don’t teach it 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.

To learn more about teaching manners, etiquette and life skills for middle school students, click here.

Would You Like to Join Our Manners Movement and Teach Life Skills in Your Classroom?

Click Here for Your FREE Manners Lesson Plan and Curriculum (all grade levels are available)

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

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

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

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

Do middle 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:

  • More confident
  • Self-assured
  • Ready to take more risks
  • Happier and healthy
  • Friendlier

Why Not Join Our Manners Movement and Teach Life Skills in your Middle School “Live” or Virtual Classroom?

Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

We offer done-for-you manners and life skills lesson plans.

Have You Downloaded Our FREE Manners Lesson Plan for Middle School Students?

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Free Manners Middle School Lesson Plan

Let us show you what is possible in your classroom.

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Lesson Plans to Teach Life Skills in Your Classroom: An Interview

Lesson Plans to Teach Life Skills in Your Classroom: An Interview

Lesson Plans to Teach Life Skills in Your Classroom: An Interview

Lesson Plans for Life Skills Teach

“Me on Mondays” a Teacher’s Habit for Her Students

Why the title “Me on Mondays”? 

 When you listen to my interview with Elizabeth Osbourne, you will learn all about a very popular module in our Communication Skills curriculum.

Elizabeth and I connected by phone one evening as she had questions about our curriculum.  The school purchased the Manners To Go lesson plans to teach first impressions, communications skills and table manners to her students.  

The Hawbridge School in North Carolina where she has taught for many years has a dedicated life skills program.

Listen in, as we have an informative discussion about the benefits and the reasons why life skills are important.

Oh!  And listen for her discussion about a “slow lunch” and why this is so meaningful for her students.  In fact, they love it so much they ask for it frequently.

To watch the video, click here or the image above.

Life Skills | Manners | Social Emotional Learning

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10 Tips to Teach Manners in Your Classroom

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

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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.

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