09
OCT
2017

Seizing Control of Your Time

MindTools, a website for professionals, offers three comprehensive articles and tools for taking control of your time and schedule. If adult professionals need help, everyone needs help!    
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07
SEP
2017

Classroom Courtesy Countdown!

Want to succeed in your academic and social graces this year? Read and apply the CHESS Classroom Courtesy Countdown! Special thanks to Kathy Kuhl for brainstorming this idea. And now, the countdown… 10. Always label your work with your name in the format as requested by the teacher. 9. Write legibly. 8. If you are late for class, come in quie
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06
NOV
2015

Don’t Lose Your Cool

Laura Ottaviano wrote a short article that I believe you will find encouraging.  The article was written to those who work with teens and kids in Christian ministry, but she the great advice she offers is applicable to any adult who interacts with young people. “As an experienced youth and children’s pastor, I sometimes worried if the student
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11
APR
2015

Is your child a good conversationalist?

Way to go Betsy! On April 9 our own Betsy Dill was one of several teachers interviewed in a Washington Post April 9 article on parenting titled “10 ways to help your child be a good conversationalist.” “Sometimes, the cold hard truth is that talking with our children can be an exercise in forbearance, what with the mundane topics
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26
SEP
2014

Dealing with procrastination

It’s silent and insidious. It frustrates our hopes and dreams. It tempts us to avoid the things we feel incompetent in doing, to put off the things we’re uncomfortable with, don’t like to do, or simply don’t care to do. Its name: Procrastination. In this past year, how many school- or life-changing inspirations have we received but failed to accomp
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19
SEP
2014

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Sean Covey’s book is a tremendous resource for accelerating learning and key life skills in your teen. CHESS is delighted to share a one-page summary of these 7 Habits with you: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Also, when you open the PDF, you will also find a link to the book’s companion website.
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