Read what others are saying about Reality Check and the corresponding lesson plans.
What Educators Are Saying...
"The teacher's guide to 'Reality Check' is an extremely valuable tool in a teacher's toolkit for guiding students on their pathway toward a successful and meaningful future."
Michael Benjamin - Executive Director, National FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
"Have you ever heard a great speaker and wished you could use their information in your classes, but you don't have time to develop related activities and assessments? The 'Reality Check Teacher's Guide' is going to help solve that problem for you. Developed by master teachers, this curriculum provides lesson plans and assessments that are aligned with national standards, and provide in-depth opportunities for students to apply the 'Reality Check' content into their own lives."
Christine Hollingsworth - Missouri FCCLA State Advisor
"I am a first year FACS teacher and the 'Reality Check' Teacher's Guide has been a God-send!"
Melissa B. - Teacher, North Dakota
"The 'Reality Check' materials are awesome! They are easy reading with real life activities that answers questions straight from the mouths of student's. Teaching a unit on preparing for life after high school, I have found many of the questions raised in your book are exactly what the kids ask. What better way to prepare them for life but by giving them an excellent resource where they have to think about their future."
Charlotte Gray - 2009 ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher of the Year and 2008 NATFACS President
"The 'Reality Check Teacher's Guide' is packed with fantastic classroom-tested lesson plans. Everything is here! These energetic and enthusiastic professionals have strived to make learning relevant for hundreds of students in their own creative classrooms. They are knowledgeable about the FCS field because they are lifelong learners who are active in professional organizations."
Marcia Ritter - Chair, National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Past "Missouri Teacher of the Year"
"I assigned the class to read two chapters of 'Reality Check' but by the next day, most of them had read much further! I have not seen them this enthusiastic about learning in such a long time. Thanks for creating such a useful teaching tool!"
Carson J. - Teacher, Texas
"Our school worked with Grant recently. He came to our school and conducted workshops with our students and helped our teachers develop strategies about how to implement the content of 'Reality Check' into our senior advisory time. Grant easily connects with students and teachers, but more importantly, the content of 'Reality Check' is relevant to the students' lives. I highly recommend both Grant and the book.'"
Chris Simpson - Principal, East Richland High - Illinois
What Students Are Saying...
"This was a GREAT read. I wish I had this resource entering high school and college. Heck, this is THE resource the younger generation needs!"
Laymon Hicks - Fmr. Student Body President, Florida State University
"I will be an incoming high school senior this year, and I feel that reading your book could be one of the best things that I've done this summer!"
Miguel N., student (Texas)
"Reality Check is funny enough to keep your interest, while talking about things that need to be said. I know I will be able to use your book as a guide!"
Allyssa W., student (California)
"I thoroughly enjoyed your book, Reality Check! I actually found myself thinking mid sentence "WOW, that's exactly what I was wondering!"
Anthony R., student (Pennsylvania)
"Reality Check allowed me to see I am not the only person facing issues like what you address. The advice is very good, straight forward and simple to understand - yet stated in a very fun yet professional manner."
Stephanie E., student (Nebraska)
What Parents Are Saying...
"Reality Check is a wonderful resource for opening up a dialogue with your young adult! Wide-Ranging and Well-Written, it details some terrific advice on everything from relationships to finance for young people making the transition to adulthood. I'm giving the book to my 16 year old son. This book easily deserves a 5 Star Rating!"
Darrin Buxman - Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer