Social Skills Series #10: Being a Friend

During our Mesopotamian theme, the Wellness block included a workshop about bowling, a sport that has its roots in ancient Mesopotamia. A young piano student of mine, Julio, was in the Wellness class, and told me the following story. Julio ended upon the opposite team from Trent, a new kid whom he liked and with … Continue reading Social Skills Series #10: Being a Friend

Social Skills Series #9: Encouraging Each Other

I have a new favourite phrase, a catchphrase that has become popular among young people in recent years. It’s just three short words, but, as you all know, three words can pack a punch. My new favourite phrase is, “You got this.” We offer a lot of exciting learning opportunities at Phoenix, and our students … Continue reading Social Skills Series #9: Encouraging Each Other

Social Skills Series #8: Don’t Pick Your Nose in Front of Other People

Today’s lesson is simple, and it isn’t taken out of Shapiro or any other source, but directly from my lived experience. I suppose it would fall under the category of body language, but we don’t need to analyse it too deeply. It is what is is. There’s no subtlety about it. It’s a hard and … Continue reading Social Skills Series #8: Don’t Pick Your Nose in Front of Other People