Motivation, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the three components of Motivation:  Activation, Persistence, and Intensity, and considering how these apply to our Promotion Exams this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “You’re not obligated to win.  You’re obligated to keep trying.  To do the best you can do…

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Motivation, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Motivation, and how this relates to our upcoming Promotion Exams.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” — Pat Riley (NBA player and head coach) Motivation:  the reason or reasons someone…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for August 2017: Motivation

Here are your Parent Letter, and Kid Kicks Study Guide for August 2017.  Our in-class discussion topic for August will be Motivation.  You’ll find more information and links to both of these below. Kid Kick August 2017 This month’s Kid Kick Study Guide has a basic overview of our discussion topic for this month, Motivation. …

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Dedication, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Dedication can help us to overcome obstacles and adversity, using Walt Disney as an example.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “All the adversity in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens,…

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Dedication, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about Jesse Owens and his Dedication to excelling in Track & Field.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” — Jesse…

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Dedication, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of Dedication to our success in achieving our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.  The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily…

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Dedication, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Dedication, and how it is related to the idea of commitment.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride — and never quit, you will be a winner.”  — Paul Bryant…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for July 2017: Dedication

Our in-class discussion topic for July 2017 will be Dedication.  This month’s Parent Letter will give you further information about our topic, so that you can follow along with our in-class lessons.  The Kid Kick Skill Sheet will provide you with some helpful ideas for putting our discussion topic into action outside of our lessons…

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Success, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how taking definite, concrete action is the foundation to Success.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso (artist) We often think about success in terms of results — the goal or outcome…

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Success, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how Success means accomplishing a goal or purpose.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’ — you will wait forever.  Always take advantage of the time you are given, and make it perfect for you.” — Daymond…

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