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Life Skills

Grades 8 - 12
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Course Schedule
Class Follows Upper Spring Only Schedule
Dates: 2025-01-16 to 2025-05-15
Tuition: $200 / Semester
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
Most of the homework will be assignment based. There is a small amount of reading and an occasional online video to watch. Students should plan to spend 1.5-2 hours a week outside of class time.
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About the Course
 Life Skills

As we prepare students to take their next steps, we can help them by teaching them tools for managing day to day life. The goal of this class is to do that. We will cover a variety of topics including the following:

  • Home organization/decluttering

  • Home management

  • Cleaning approaches and techniques

  • Interior design

  • Hospitality

  • Manners/etiquette

  • Interpersonal skills/conflict resolution

  • Personality types

  • Finances/budgeting

  • Meal planning, basic cooking

  • Nutrition and wellness

  • Careers or next steps (briefly)

  • Personal habits: sleep, exercise, attire, grooming

  • Self management: goal setting, managing a schedule

  • Clothing, shopping tips, clothing care

  • Face shapes, hair grooming

The class will include teaching and hands on assignments. We will apply what we are learning as we go. This will be a fun and practical class. Students will have a better understanding for approaches that will work with their personality type and will be better prepared for what lies ahead. This class can be counted as an elective in the Core 40 Indiana requirements. It can be listed as Life Skills. This is a one semester class currently.

The textbook - TBD


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About Diane

Diane Cullen has taught classes at Cornerstone since 2013. Previously, Diane led the Truth Advocates Speech and Debate Club for nine years teaching students the skills of speaking and debating for competition. She has given feedback on a large number of speeches and debates. She also coordinated and led speech and debate tournaments for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Before that, Diane taught Career Decision making at IUS for fifteen years. While at IUS, Diane was also the Internship Coordinator. She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment tool and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Taylor University. Diane homeschooled her five children who have all now graduated from college. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, interior design, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.

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