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10 Social Media Commandments for Students and Parents

Facebook - Twitter - Digg

Talk to your kids about Social Media.  Don’t hand your child an iPhone and tell them to “be careful with it”. If we don’t lay down the ground rules of what is acceptable and what is not, how are 13 year old boys supposed . . . read more

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe During Proms and Dances

Prom Night

We are entering Prom season, the time of the year that most high school seniors dream of. It is indeed a very exciting time for teens, but typically a very stressful time for parents. A senior prom should be a memorable and special time, but . . . read more

The Extreme Dangers of Texting While Driving

by Ed Schmidt

Imagine a sixteen year old teenage girl, who just got her license. Her dad, a Chief Executive Officer for Columbia Records, just bought a brand new BMW with all the bells and whistles for her birthday. As soon as she got behind the wheel, . . . read more

9 Secrets To Achieving Success In Life

by Ed Schmidt

Many of us see success as a result rather than a process. We all want success but very few of us are willing to understand and go through the process of achieving success. You see, success is a process. It rarely happens instantly. . . . read more

Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work

by Ed Schmidt

Each day in the United States, more than 160,000 students refuse to go to school for no other reason than the fact that they dread the physical or verbal aggression they will receive at the hands of a bully.  And it goes beyond the . . . read more

Study Tips & Study Skills for HS Students

by Ed Schmidt

Students with better study methods and strategies score higher on their exams. Everyone is different, different methods work for different people the following are only suggestions on improving upon your current studying techniques. . . . read more

How to Gain Respect & Live Responsibly

by Ed Schmidt

Whenever we start a new year we usually go through some review in our mind of the previous year and what we have accomplished or have yet to accomplish in our life. Setting goals, releasing negative feelings, forgiving and striving for some . . . read more

18 Essential Workplace Skills

by Ed Schmidt

1. Reading & Understanding both Non-Technical and Technical Material 2. Effective Oral Communications Skills 3. Arithmetic/Computation Skills 4. Written Communication Skills 5. Responsibility/Goal Setting 6. Self-Management . . . read more

How Does Volunteering Benefit High School Students?

by Ed Schmidt

Many high school students can benefit from volunteering in their communities. Being able to help others or improve their community is a valuable skill to learn one that they will take with them as they become responsible young adults. Here's . . . read more

Job Interview Preparation - Know How Important It Is

by Ed Schmidt

When a person receives the opportunity to attend a job interview they have obtained a chance to achieve their work desire. You receive this rare opportunity when the job interview process has whittled down the many applicants to a few worthy . . . read more

The Most-Wanted Job Skills

by Ed Schmidt

In today's competitive life, employers are more inclined to find people who can contribute to the growth of the company and not just boost its productivity. Hence, most employers tend to look for people who are endowed with the most . . . read more

How Not To Become A High School Dropout

by Ed Schmidt

High school education is extremely important to acquire basic knowledge of various academic subjects. It is during your high school days that you lay the foundations of a lucrative career for leading a happy and successful life. Your high . . . read more

Teach Teamwork To Students

by Ed Schmidt

Why is it important to teach teamwork to students and how can it be done? With the increasing use of social networking, instant messaging and online communication students are becoming connected to more and more people. I do feel . . . read more

About Drug Abuse

by Ed Schmidt

“Just Say No” as the popular anti drug campaign goes is one of the most difficult things to do for a person looking for some respite. The drugs don’t talk back, they don’t leave you, they don’t use you are some of the popular . . . read more

Gangs 101

by Ed Schmidt

The word Gang causes a great deal of controversy and fear every time it is uttered. There is a great deal of myth and misconception about just what is a gang, how they recruit/operate and the danger they pose to our society, our families . . . read more

Are You A University Bound High School Student?

by Ed Schmidt

If yes, you're on the right track to a bright and successful future. But not everyone is auniversity bound high school student, and if you are unsure about higher education, it's important to take time to determine your goals and what you . . . read more

Dealing with Sexual Harassment at School

by Ed Schmidt

Sexual harassment of students is illegal.A federal law,Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX),prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex,including sexual harassment,in education programs and activities.All public and . . . read more

Diets For Teens - Effective Tips To Lose Weight For Teens

by Ed Schmidt

There are various diet products available in the market that offer diets for teens. Each one of them claim to be able to help teenagers achieve fast weight loss. However, these diets never mention the fact that, for teenagers to achieve . . . read more

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success

1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. . . . read more

Helpful Tips for Freshmen

by Ed Schmidt

Make good first impressions, especially on teachers. Find a group of people to sit with at lunch as soon as possible. Find someone who you can follow to class. Do not procrastinate. Even if you aren't having a good day, . . . read more

4 Tips to Conquer Fears of Testing and Test Anxiety

by Ed Schmidt

Testing anxiety means the association of uncertainty, apprehensiveness or fear with an exam. It is often the testing deadlines that makes people feel as if they are in a state of survival. This situation puts them in fight mode, . . . read more

11 Facts about Homeless Youth

by Ed Schmidt

 The National Coalition for the Homeless defines homeless youth as individuals under the age of eighteen who lack parental, foster, or institutional care. 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. . . . read more

Suicide Prevention - HS - Overview

PowerPoint Presentation

by Ed Schmidt

Suicide Prevention More PowerPoint presentations from ed read more

Coping with Test Anxiety

PowerPoint Presentation

by Ed Schmidt

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About Teen Choices And Smoking

by Ed Schmidt

Everyone knows that "smoking is bad for your health." The effects of smoking have been big news for many years. Every year, more and more people try to quit, in vain.  Today, there are more restrictions on smoking as well as volumes of . . . read more

How Safe Are Schools for Teens?

General information about school violence

by Ed Schmidt

How Safe Are Schools? It's actually safer to be in school than in a car. Twice as many 15- to 19-year-olds die in car accidents than in shootings (and that'sall shootings, not just the ones that happen in schools). According to the . . . read more

College Safety Tips-a Must Read for Parents

by Ed Schmidt

As your college bound student leaves the safety of your home, are they well prepared for any emergency that they might encounter in their new environment? Knowing that they are prepared to deal with any type of emergency will put your mind at . . . read more

Pillars in HS Commons - Daily Reminders for Success

by Ed Schmidt

Recently the pillars in the HS commons got repainted and part of the new look included some words painted on the pillars to remind PC students of the qualities in life that lead to success and happiness.  Here are those reminders.... . . . read more

Ten More Tips For Teens - Communication is More Than Just a Grunt

by Ed Schmidt

Whether or not you're a skilled orator, ignoring those around you is generally not the first lesson in good communication. Here are ten tips for teens to communicate better with parents and other evil creatures. 1. Talk. Just . . . read more

Tips For Teens to Drive Safely

by Ed Schmidt

Believe it or not a recent survey indicates that car accidents are the number one killer of teens. Research has shown the behavior and attitudes of teens can promote unsafe practices. Seventy five percent of teens appear to be tired behind . . . read more

Tips for High School Students to Prepare for College

by Ed Schmidt

Be prepared to do a lot of reading in college. Learn time management: use a calendar and plan how to use your time. Learn to manage your time while still in high school, keep a calendar of all exams and paper due dates. One . . . read more

True Leadership is To Be a Role Model

by Ed Schmidt

Definition of a role model: A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate. A role model is someone worthy of imitation! Every person needs a good role model, a person . . . read more

Time Management For High School Students

by Ed Schmidt

In today's fast paced world, time management for high school students is essential. There never seems to be enough hours in a day. How do you find time to hang out with friends when you have to go to school for 6 and a half hours, attend . . . read more

Why You Must Display Caution When Using Youtube

by Ed Schmidt

Are you a high school student who enjoys using YouTube?  You might not only enjoy watching videos on YouTube, but you may also like to make and share your own videos.  Even if you are in high school, you can do so with YouTube, as . . . read more

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