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A curation of manners articles and posts that help make us a difference in how we engage with one another and the ways others perceive, interact, and respond to us.
Curated by Maralee McKee
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Social Sense®: Building Social Skills in Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Learning Disabilities

Social Sense®: Building Social Skills in Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Learning Disabilities | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Social Sense®: Building Social Skills in Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Learning Disabilities
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How long can someone survive in a life raft?

How long can someone survive in a life raft? | Modern Manners | Scoop.it

Via David M
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Now HERE'S something I always wanted to know, and by golly, now I do!

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What is a child's behavior communicating?

What is a child's behavior communicating? | Modern Manners | Scoop.it

What is the child's behavior communicating to us?  What need(s) is the student trying to get met?


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Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts - Huffington Post

Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts - Huffington Post | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts
Huffington Post
Many will contend working in an open office area brings out the worst in coworkers due to hourly distractions and lack of privacy.
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As social media works its way ever further into modern life, for better or worse, it’s where people are learning the news of loved ones’ deaths. - The Boston Globe

As social media works its way ever further into modern life, for better or worse, it’s where people are learning the news of loved ones’ deaths. - The Boston Globe | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
As the owner of her own PR firm, Benita Gold needs to keep current, but even so, she could barely bring herself to scroll through her Facebook page. “What’s more boring than hearing about someone else’s trip?
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The new manners of passing along the sad news of someone's death. Please don't tell me my mom died via social media. 

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What are we teaching our children? - Inquirer.net

What are we teaching our children? - Inquirer.net | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
What are we teaching our children?
Inquirer.net
While at a hamburger place in Georgia, United States, I overheard two mothers debating the issue of teaching their children table manners. One asked, “What for?
Maralee McKee's insight:

A sad sign of the times when a mom doesn't see the need in teaching her child how to use utensils to eat. 

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From Today's Paper: Breeches of Etiquette - New York Times (blog)

From Today's Paper: Breeches of Etiquette - New York Times (blog) | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
From Today's Paper: Breeches of Etiquette
New York Times (blog)
A couple of riders on the London metro drew some sidelong glances as they took part in the “No Trousers Tube Ride” on Sunday, part of an international “No Pants Subway Ride” event.
Maralee McKee's insight:

I'm thinking out loud here, but I wonder why "No Pants Day" on the subway isn't celebrated in the spring or fall when it's not as cold. 

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Texting someone? If there's a chance... - Maralee McKee Manners Mentor | Facebook

Texting someone? If there's a chance that the other person hasn't entered your name and contact information into their smart phone, type your name at the... (Texting someone?
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This is excting! Somehow I made Scoop.it! And, no, I didn't Scoop myself. :) 

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Table Manners – how to survive the classic French five-course meal

Table Manners – how to survive the classic French five-course meal | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
So close to England, but oh so different. The country that gave us the word etiquette, France has some serious cultural differences from the other Anglo-Saxon countries - and in our opinion, it is what makes it so so so interesting.
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I'll need to review this one someday before my dream week in Paris!

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Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use? - Huffington Post

Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use? - Huffington Post | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use?
Huffington Post
As the prospect of in-flight cell phone usage looms, the debate goes on regarding the pros and cons of this decision.
Maralee McKee's insight:

Please tell me the  time isn't here yet when we'll be forced to listen to a one-sided conversation from the stranger in the seat next to us as he or she tries to work out their maritial issues on a five-hour plane flight! 

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Empress Dreams — thecakebar: Global Tea Etiquette

Empress Dreams — thecakebar: Global Tea Etiquette | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
thecakebar:
“Global Tea Etiquette
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Never stir the tea in the cup in a circular motion, or allow the spoon to touch the sides of the cup as you stir making a clicking. Instead, stir the tea in an arch type motion two or three times before placing the teaspoon on the saucer behind the cup with the handle of the spoon facing the same direction as the handle of the cup. And always, always, keep your pinkie finger down when drinking from the cup. 

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7 Signs You Have Bad Etiquette - Huffington Post

7 Signs You Have Bad Etiquette - Huffington Post | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
7 Signs You Have Bad Etiquette
Huffington Post
I am baffled by those with bad etiquette. I'm sure this doesn't come as much of a surprise, especially since this is my field of expertise; nonetheless, I am.
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Texting and Manners

Texting and Manners | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
While texting and Social Media sites become more and more popular, the issue of proper manners becomes a very real issue. When, if ever, is it okay to text and Facebook around others....
Maralee McKee's insight:

Be WITH the person you're with or choose to be off by yourself texting, tweeting, and posting on Facebook. Either is fine, just don't do both at once. 

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Five social media skills millennials don’t have

Five social media skills millennials don’t have | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Just because you've grown up with social media doesn't automatically make you good at it.
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Politeness & Manners

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This story is designed to help children become more polite, well behaved and improve their manners too. It is also highly applicable to help ADD and ADHD.

This is achieved through a metaphorical spoken story about a little boy called Charlie who everyone thought was terrible but in fact was not. The story follows his journey of transformation from misunderstood bad behaviour to a well rounded and well behaved young boy.


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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:14 PM

Good tips for student engagement... from students.

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Encouraging Your Child's Sense of Humor

Encouraging Your Child's Sense of Humor | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Laughing together is a way of connecting, but a good sense of humor also can make kids healthier and better able to cope with challenges.
Maralee McKee's insight:

A sense of humor is a character trait we want to nourish in our children, and IS still the best medicine. 

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Inbal Giarratana's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:03 AM

This article explains why it is important to develop the children's sense of humor from the moment they are born. The type of humor that children tend to laugh at, varies with time, but the result remains the same - children with a sense of humor tend to be smarter, face challenges in a better way, and most importantly - it makes them healthier. The message of this article is that- sense of humor is considered a very important in human development, and might even say - important to his fate. Everything begins with the parents, and the way they choose educate their children.

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Travel tips: Guide to tourism etiquette around the world

Travel tips: Guide to tourism etiquette around the world | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
The guide comes after a similar initiative by the Parisian tourist board last year, which said Brazilians were fond of physical contact and taxis and the Spanish enjoy free things and late dinners, among other things.
Maralee McKee's insight:

Etiquette is written in sand not stone. It changes from county to country. Spend an hour or two studying up on the manners of the places you'll be visiting, and you'll make the locals glad to have met you. 

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Mayor gets piece of NYC's mind on pizza etiquette - KDWN

Mayor gets piece of NYC's mind on pizza etiquette - KDWN | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
NPR
Mayor gets piece of NYC's mind on pizza etiquette
KDWN
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal.
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When in Rome...It seems the new NYC Mayor needs to keep that in mind when eating his pizza. When in NYC, eat it how they do in the city in which you're Mayor. 

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SOUTHERN STYLE: Be yourself or at least act like you're interested - Cullman Times Online

SOUTHERN STYLE: Be yourself or at least act like you're interested - Cullman Times Online | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
SOUTHERN STYLE: Be yourself or at least act like you're interested
Cullman Times Online
This advice is meant to instill morals, teach integrity, foster impeccable manners, breed upstanding community activists and good posture.
Maralee McKee's insight:

Now this is the "real" South. Cullman, Alabama has an appreciation for old school manners. At least for the mom who wrote this article. 

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The Complete Guide to Tumblr Etiquette

The Complete Guide to Tumblr Etiquette | Modern Manners | Scoop.it

"Tumblr, like most social media platforms, has a world all its own, complete with a specific etiquette. It can be a bit confusing for users just starting out on the site, and although Tumblr has plenty of users who are willing to help, not everyone knows how to find them."


Via Maria Margarida Correia
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A good read before your next log-in to Tumblr.

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15 Manners Kids Should Know - Kids Activities Blog

15 Manners Kids Should Know - Kids Activities Blog | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
Here are 15 manners kids should know! This is based on a reader's poll and gives insight as to what might be missing from modern-day childhood!
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A nice list to get you started! 

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McCann's Four Bs Of Internet Etiquette - MediaPost Communications

McCann's Four Bs Of Internet Etiquette
MediaPost Communications
According to the study, today's Internet etiquette is centered on avoiding four B words: bullying, boasting, begging, and boring others.
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Speech Room News: Social Skill Builder Full {App Review ...

Speech Room News: Social Skill Builder Full {App Review ... | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that iPad apps for social skills are highly sought out. The iPad offers the ability to capitalize on technology at our fingertips! Including videos of social situations seems like a wonderful use of the technology.
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Very cool! 

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Social Media Etiquette for Weddings - ABC 4

Social Media Etiquette for Weddings - ABC 4 | Modern Manners | Scoop.it
New York Times
Social Media Etiquette for Weddings
ABC 4
It's important to decide a social media agenda for the wedding.
Maralee McKee's insight:

It's a great idea for the bride and groom to decide in advance a social media plan for thei wedding. In general, if you don't have direct permission from the bride or groom to share, don't. Often,they're going to want to thoughtfully choose the images from their special day that they want to be saved on the web for eternity. 

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