Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • All participants will analyze the impact of respect within our society as we move into this new century
  • Will identify the outside social issues of dress, use of technology and language that is demonstrated by our students to their peers and educators
  • The greatest challenges that are facing the students of today and tomorrow through this period of economic recession and the changing global economy.
  • The changes in American students over the last several decades and the expectations of the children of today.
  • How other nations perceive the United States educational system and the gains they have made in challenging our students
  • Why it is important for our children/young adults to be experimental in their likes and dislikes in order to make them into future versatile citizens and workers


  • What the issues of the changing cultural values and its impact on our students – high divorce rate, drugs, suicide, single parent families, etc.
  • How the social media has impacted the youth of today in how they communicate with each other and how they determine the world around them
  • The triumphs and tragedies of government, sports and Hollywood figures that continue to demonstrate both positive and negative examples to our impressionable youth
  • If the meaning of right and wrong has changed between the teachers and students of today
  • The significance of our students to co-exist, understand and learn from different multi-cultural groups that live in our communities and nations
  • Why it is important for our students develop pride in themselves for past, present and future goals/objectives

and Be Able To

  • Have all participants analyze the strongest concerns in their school and society and to create possible solutions in solving these pressing issues
  • Analyze news clips, movies and news stories on the greatest issues that are impacting our students during the length of this course
  • Describe the rationale behind the behavior of their students and if it has led to a growth of bullying (cyber), fighting, harassment, etc.
  • Identify the participants strengths and weaknesses in dealing with the students of the twenty first century
  • Determine the importance of local and national service in fostering a larger sense of pride in helping others (Red Cross, Salvation Army, Volunteer Fire Department/Law Enforcement, the Military, etc.).
  • Understand the importance of peer mediation/conflict resolution in preventing disputes in becoming major violent/hostile actions between students

and much, much more!

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