Tag Archives: Cost Benefit

When you do not achieve your goals are you giving up on your dreams?

Hot Air Balloons Flying Away

The headline on the front of the Marietta Journal* sports section in big letters: League Suspends Waller for Season. Followed by, Former North Cobb standout fails second drug test this year. Then the article begins, “Baltimore Ravens tight end Darren Waller was suspended without pay for at least one year for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. It is the… Read more »

What does Justice have to do with Health Lessons?

Bill Cosby during Sexual Assault Trial -- Was Justice Served?

What does Justice have to do with Health Lessons?  My students could tell you because they knew about how sexual court cases are judged by people using common sense.  I knew and my students would have known the day Andrea Constand (Cosby’s accuser) testified in court, that she was not going to win her case. You need 12 jurors for… Read more »

How to use a Drug Unit to Challenge Student World Views

                There is always a Drug Unit in Health class because there are a percentage of students: ·       who already do drugs ·       who are curious and are open to experimenting if / when the right opportunity comes up ·       have older family members who use and / or deal drugs ·       will… Read more »

Need help when you teach about Addiction– here are 2 great resources

Normally during the teaching of a Drug Unit a teacher: Provides basic facts in regard to immediate, short term, long term effects of drug(s).  The goal is to convince the students — this is not good for you. Provides an opportunity for a cost / benefit analysis — look at your goals; is experimenting with drugs worth messing with your… Read more »

Stanford Rape Case — What We Need to Teach Our Kids / Students

The Stanford Rape Case is another opportunity to teach our students (of all ages) that the world can be an unfair and dangerous place.  Because of western civilization, middle class lives, prosperous suburbs and gated communities many of our students haven’t come in contact with the consequences for their poor choices and / or thieves. Thieves are people who earn their… Read more »

The Vision Thing!! — Goal Setting

What a sort of Vision could an imaginative child have about the important areas of his future?  Let’s take a look at a possibility: A six-year old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little girl across the street. Being modern and well-schooled in handling children, he hid his smile behind his hand and with a serious look… Read more »

Time Management — Goal Setting

Time Management is the best indicator of the seriousness of any goals.  It is how you spend your time, not what you say to others or propose yourself. Most people’s goals are really just good intentions, we / they just don’t know it, as we travel through the various stages of life — teen years, 20’s, 30’s etc. If you are… Read more »

What Do You Worship? (This Has Nothing to do With Religion!)

Wrong worship always leads to wrong conduct. People become like what they admire. They likewise admire what they worship. The concepts worship, conduct, admire overlap, intertwine, and enslave us (people), driving us into predictable patterns of behavior. We manufacture gods or idols to personify and give credence to the things we do. Why do people: buy jerseys with a player’s… Read more »

Wisdom Asks — What is the Cost?

A sign of wisdom is when someone asks themselves the question, “What is the cost?” A good general question would be, “What is the cost to society?” It becomes more personal when the question is, “What will be the cost for me now; what will be the cost to my future?” Believe it or not this is health related. Everything… Read more »

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