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Students at St. James School in Waynesburg recently had a character education lesson from teacher Megan Zampino.
Zampino teaches social and emotional learning skills for students in grades K-6. As part of the social and emotional learning curriculum, students recently learned the seven habits of highly effective people as presented in "The Leader in Me" by Stephen Covey.
In the recent lesson, students learned the effect their words can have on others. The first habit presented in Covey's piece is "be proavtice" meaning being responsible and choosing your actions, attitudes, and moods.
Zampino, during the lesson, used an apple as an example. She explained to the students that apples may appear to be similar on the outside.
Zampino then sliced the apples open to show students they are not all the same on the inside. She explained it isn't known what the apple looks like on the inside without taking a closer look.
She explained how that is important to be responsible in choosing actions and attitudes toward others. Students learned that while people may appear to be different on the outside, they are not the same on the inside.