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- Benjamin Franklin
"Rich or poor, privileged or disadvantaged, every child deserve the chance to excel beyond all expectations. Our goal is to touch one life at a time, so they, in turn, can transform the world!"
OUR INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL:
Students experience an instructional model that is consistent with the school day.
-- Modeling (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic)
-- Group or shared practice
-- Independent practice
Coupled with an immediate, hands-on application of what they’ve just learned, students experience greater understanding and success in applying their new skills.
Instruction ends with a group discussion, or a quiz on an etiquette-related subject.
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INTRODUCTORY ETIQUETTE AND BASIC DINING SKILLS (Ages 7+)
This class is intended to heighten students' awareness and appreciation of basic table manners and dining skills in the context of their daily lives. The goal is to introduce all basic elements: history of etiquette, proper introductions, handshake, basic telephone skills, table-setting chart, tableware, utensils, use of a napkin, different dining styles (American and European), "resting and finished positions" and an entertaining etiquette quiz of dos and don'ts of table manners.
If you would like to purchase our PowerPoint Presentation along with Instructor's guide and Lesson plan, please contact our office at (917) 951-9895 for more information.
Recommended to all beginners. Length: 90 minutes.
Audience size: 30 - 50 participants.
CHARACTER EDUCATION (Ages 9 +)
This second class in basic behavioral skills introduces the building blocks of character (integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect, kindness, compassion, loyalty, self-esteem, etc.), appropriate behavior, and public conduct. Students are actively engaged in role-playing, cooperative activities, and groups discussions related to their school and real-life situations.
Recommended for students as a follow-up class to Introductory Etiquette. Length: 120 minutes. Audience size: 30- 50 participants.
LEADERSHIP AND ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS FOR CHILDREN (ages 11 +)
Business and leadership skills are essential for success. These skills are greatly needed when applying for summer jobs, summer internships, school interviews, and college applications.
The content was created to teach participants the fundamentals of leadership skills: personal responsibility, civil public behavior, goal-setting, first impressions, proper introductions, first resume, first job interview, appropriate dress, power of handshaking, grown-up conduct, froms of address, cell phone etiquette, conflict resolution, school etiquette, dining etiquette, use of utensils, and overall dining skills.
Recommended for students, ages 11 and up. It's a Power Point presentation. Length: 90 minutes. Audience size: 30-60 participants.
GRADUATION AND SPECIAL OCCASION ETIQUETTE (Ages 15+)
Students learn what to expect and how to behave at any social event with parents, teachers, guests and friends at the graduations, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and first communions.
Included are formal invitations, R.S.V.P., formal and informal table setting, name cards, gift giving, receiving line, menu, toasting, do's and don'ts of special occasions, thank-you notes.
Recommended for all ages. It's a Power Point Presentation. Audience size: 35 students.
Length: 90 minutes.
SOCIAL SKILLS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION ( ages 10 +)
In the fun, relaxing environment of the "social skills class" students practice their "occasion-appropriate" behavior and learn new social skills, basic etiquette, and role-playing exercises (how to be a host/hostess, how to accept/give compliments, how to deliver apology, how to write a thank-you note, basic steps to conflict resolution, and more). All classes are filled with role-playing activities, group discussions, and active written/verbal assignments.
Students learn in incremental steps all essential elements of social interactions: respect for self and others, importance of apology, responsibility, conflict resolution, possitive body language, appropriate tonality, verbal response.
Audience: 30 participants. Length: 90 minutes