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Teachers Do Make A Difference
Posted: December 19, 2017, 12:00am By: Kathleen Nelson-Smiley

There is no doubt that nearly all teachers are effective. The more important consideration is the ways teachers differ in their influence on students. What is it that makes some teachers more effective and influential than others?

Recall the teachers who truly made a difference to you when you were in school. Most of us think of 1-2 teachers. During your elementary, middle school and high school years you would have experienced between 40-60 teachers. That means only 4-6% of your teachers left their mark. What is unique about these teachers that sets them apart from all the others?


All Stars Senior Has A Facelift
Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:00am By: Kathleen Nelson-Smiley

All Stars Senior has a brand new design and delivery! The program now includes five interactive and engaging online modules that Senior High students complete on their own. Knowledge checks after each module, along with a teacher-facilitated classroom/group lesson before and after the students complete the modules, makes this version of All Stars Senior an efficient, fun and effective way to deliver a wellness and prevention program. Module topics include perceptions of drug use, personal consequences of use, resisting pressure, opioid and prescription drug use and planning for the future without ATOD use - just to name a few.


Opioid Use Now Included In All Stars
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:00am By: Kathleen Nelson-Smiley

The national opioid use epidemic has created the need to address it as a specific behavior in All Stars. The middle school All Stars series - Core, Booster and Plus - have all been updated to include opioid use. Contact Anne to get more information on how you can receive these updated materials to include in your future delivery of All Stars.


All Stars Training And Webinar Schedule Just Released
Posted: November 27, 2017, 5:09am By: Kathleen Nelson-Smiley

Are you new to All Stars and haven’t been formally trained yet? Have you been trained and teaching All Stars, but feel like you need new ideas or tips? Our online training means you can learn without leaving the workplace or home, lose fewer hours of work and become an even more effective All Stars teacher for your students!


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