About 8 months ago, I requested an Educator Kit from The Way to Happiness Foundation International for use at school.
These kits are available to all teachers and educators around the world. The material, included the DVD, has been translated into major languages.
I created a large chart with each of the precepts. A precept is defined as, a commandment or direction given as a rule of conduct or action (Random House). I typed out all 20 some-odd precepts and enlarged to poster size for quick reference and distance reading. I posted them in the lunchroom for curious eyes to see when I wasn’t using the poster in class.
I also delivered 5 different: 45min lessons using 5 of the precepts I felt the kids most needed help with. I did one a week each week for 5 weeks. It included watching the portion of the DVD that discussed the particular precept I was teaching.
Although some of their take-home material was useful, I did generated my own lesson plan, which included skits (always popular with kids) and other creative ways to teach the ideas.
The Mission Statement for the group says it all. We can all use a lot more of groups that work to accomplish this type of Mission.
YouthMUSE recommends the materials to educators, parents, and teachers alike.
“The mission of The Way to Happiness Foundation International is to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty the world over through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to better living.
That mission is accomplished on a grass-roots level, worldwide, by individuals who share The Way to Happiness book with others and so bring about an increase in tolerance and understanding between families, friends, groups, communities, nations and Mankind—making a safer, less violent world for all.”