One of the most common questions we receive from educators is whether the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership/Life Skills program can be used in middle and junior high schools. The answer is a resounding “YES,” especially with our new Middle School Leader’s Guide!
We reviewed our current program for ways to best reach a somewhat younger audience. The result is a leader’s guide with specific suggestions and ideas for adapting the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Student Guide to middle school grades. Many of the lessons in What I Wish Knew at 18 regarding the transition from high school to college can easily be applied to the transition from middle school to high school.
Middle school is a great time to introduce What I Wish I Knew at 18. Students at that age are often more open to life skills training as their habits and attitudes are less ingrained. Principles referencing character, relationships, communication, adversity, personal productivity, and other aspects of a Personal Leadership Foundation can be instilled while they are still forming many of their values, behaviors, and relational networks.
Ninth grade is arguably one of the most critical in a student’s educational career—setting the stage for decisions and attitudes in the pivotal high school years. A leadership foundation will prove an invaluable asset to their academic and relational performance in these years and throughout life.
The best news is that the What I Wish I Knew at 18 Middle School Leader’s Guide is a free download from our website! Simply click on the link above and save it to your own computer. The guide includes supplemental suggestions for the lessons in the student guide for middle school adaptation, as well as charts and forms to assist you in your lesson planning.
We want to remind you that bulk pricing of What I Wish I knew at 18 for classroom use is always available. Call us directly at 920-319-3169 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your particular needs. We wish you all the best on the adventure of reaching a new generation of leaders and grooming them for every success!