Open-mindedness is about listening, learning, and trying new things without having made up our minds that it is good or bad ahead of time. We use our mind to come to a conclusion. I imagine every parent has gone through the experience of a child refusing to eat food they have not tried. They decided… Read More


Each month we will discuss one life skill with all of our students. This month’s skill is Open-Mindedness. This life skill will be defined in the following ways for our students. Young students: Open-mindedness  means: I listen, learn and try before I decide! Older students: Open-mindedness means: To listen, learn and try without prejudice. We… Read More


Every person alive makes mistakes. The question to ask is if we can be depended on to admit when we make a mistake or do we make excuses and blame others. When you are a parent, it is not unusual to hear from a child, “It’s not my fault,” or “he made me do it.”… Read More


When we recognize the inter-dependance of all humans, we see the importance of being dependable. In a family, each member plays a different role and their filling that role, completing the tasks and living up to their responsibilities helps everyone in the household live a better life. In schools the same is true. When students… Read More