Life Skills

Friendships Are Essential! (Intro to Relationships 101)

Friendships can be scary, weird, and odd, but finding great friends is essential. This single session class is for those what want great friends!
Mike Hatcher
332 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will each walk through the following steps.
1.	They will be able to identify character qualities in themselves that they want to develop that makes them a great friend.
2.	They will be able to articulate the “what to avoid” list of qualities in people to avoid when picking friends.
I’ve worked professionally and as a volunteer with youth for almost 40 years. This has been formal as well as informal in the nonprofit sector and includes many years specifically working with students from 10-25 years old. I’ve helped unwind many troubling situations youth face today as well as seeing many flourish with some helpful instruction. This is not a counseling class but focuses on content to help frame good friendships (and recognize which are not good choices).

The class comes from my concern seeing what has developed in our culture for young people today. It’s far harder, more complicated, and includes statistics that are sad with alarming suicide rates. One of the problems I see is that help is provided several years beyond when kids need help. The resources are not nearly available enough for most teens today. I’ve picked significant books on essential aspects that I’ll simplify and summarize in our classes and make them beneficial and relevant for our discussions.
“Friendship Plan” Project (Optional)
 2 files available upon enrollment
Class Notes sheet for class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The class will focus on objective choices when picking friends as well as exploring the character qualities that make the best friendships. 


Mike Hatcher
Lives in the United States
I'm passionate about teaching and instilling the "love of learning!"
332 total reviews
514 completed classes

About Me

I've been teaching here on Outschool for a year (May 2020) now. It has been my pleasure to teach more than 1100 students here this last year. I find that a dialog with parents is very helpful for encouraging success for students.

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