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- March 9, 2011 by leggygillin
- Teaching Can Be Rewarding, I Think
At first glance, it may seem that I want to teach a class that is already offered. I wasn't sure what to call my class. It is about behavior but not the social behavior of others. It's personal behavior. And I would lobby to have it mandatory throughout all three years of high school. Students would also have to pass before graduating, including the athletes.
In my class, the first year would involve basic manners, courtesy, and common sense rules that were either never taught or as a teen conveniently forgotten. Things like please, thank you, MAY I , yes (no yeah). Just simple easy things that each of us should know.
The next year would be personal responsibility, priority, subjects on how to succeed in life, how to treat service employees (ie wait staff, store clerks,etc).
In the third and hopefully final year all of this teaching, the knowledge would be put to use in the job market. Each student would have a part time job in the service industry, that is a job where you work directly with the public. There are valuable lessons to be learned. All of the training would aid in the ability to deal with situations. The student would gain a healthier, stronger, more mature sense of life. Most students currently graduating have no idea of life nor do they have a clue what is expected of them in the job market.
It doesn't matter what job or career a person chooses.To be truly successful we have to be happy with ourselves. Each individual knows what makes them the happiest in their soul. Not every one is cut out to be an exec. Some of us like waiting tables, or answering phones, or driving a delivery truck. Making future job choices is not what is important with these classes. It's how we live and treat others socially. There has been such a decline in behaviors that I just think we need to address.