Teacher’s PETS Inc. is committed to excellence in teaching, inspiring, and empowering children and young adults to succeed in life through character development, leadership skills, and etiquette training. Children need to learn proper manners and social skills now more than ever. It removes the anxiety of offending others and enables them to partake in social situations with ease. In today’s charter, public, and private school system, there is a strong emphasis on the 3 ‘R’s. But educators must consider adding an “E” to this alphabet – Etiquette. Teaching children to make smart choices will help them to become compassionate and loyal individuals, and can significantly reduce future problems they may develop or encounter. Moving way beyond the proper usage of forks and knives, twenty-first-century etiquette offers a blueprint for weaving the fabric of our future society.
Along with increased self-confidence and the ability to relate to others, students of The Royal Experience Curriculum will develop social skills and experience far less anxiety when handling peer pressure. The potential for school violence can also be reduced by practicing the responsible behavior stressed in etiquette education. According to the article on Culture and Youth Studies, pre-teens and teens have quite a few things to say about manners and etiquette. (December 2013)
- 91% of teens say that civility, manners, and etiquette are “important” in their lives.
- Most Frequent uncivil behavior (rudeness, bad manners, etc.),
- Classmates at School. (47%)
- Family at Home” (6%)
- Strangers in Public Places” (27%)
- Friends and Followers on Social Media” (20%)
- 70% of teens feel society, as a whole, displays more bad manners than good manners.
- 62% of teens do not feel that chivalry is dead
- 87% of teens claim they personally practice civility, good manners and polished etiquette
- 92% of teens say they feel social media, e.g. Facebook and Twitter, is making us a less civil society
- 97% of students learn their manners from home
- 57% also said they learn manners and civility from their place of worship
- 43% named the school as a positive influence on their manners
Teens ranked “Family Upbringing” as the #1 factor for its impact on civility–education level coming in second followed by socioeconomic status.
According to the Culture and Youth Studies, “Bad Manners” are learned from
- Media, books, and movies: 69.3%
- School – classes: 65%
- Friends: 61.5%
Being rude to service people:
- 38.9% of teens rank being rude to cashiers, waiters, or other service people as their biggest pet peeve
Teacher’s PETS Inc. will serve an economically, academically, and ethnically diverse student population. The range of what is available to our students in terms of economic and educational background is broad and it is this heterogeneity that provides our strength as a community and nation. Attending to the academic, social, and personal needs of every student requires an intense focus on differentiation and coordination. Every learner has a fundamental right to understand what success feels like, and the fulfillment of this promise is dependent upon a high level of personalization and a wide range of tailored learning opportunities that allow all learners to master challenging standards-based curriculum.
The Royal Experience Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum requires that teachers know their students well enough to understand their specific talents and interests; know student caregivers well enough to appreciate their students’ background, and know how to analyze data to understand the impact of their instruction on individual student learning. High aspirations for all students must be backed up by strong support systems that are informed by deep levels of personalization and responsiveness to individual learner’s needs and capacities. The Royal Experience Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum is coordinated and integrated horizontally across the grade levels to ensure students are supported as they go from class to class, making connections and adding to their knowledge base as they go.
- Master content knowledge in manners and etiquette
- Understand the life lessons and real-world applications of their learning
- Know how to respond to essential questions that ask them to think critically about how all knowledge is interconnected, and they will develop crucial questions on their own
- Develop enduring understandings that connect prior experience to the construction of new knowledge
- Develop the tools necessary to form their essential questions and engage in rigorous inquiry in all subject areas
- Understand the value of persistence
- Become advocates for themselves, their peers, and their communities
Here are some of the qualities you can expect students to exhibit:
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- More empathy for others
- Improved etiquette and social skills in the classroom
- Pride in showing their parents what they have learned at school
- Better manners in everyday life outside the classroom