Respect, October 19

We will be discussing Respect together in our lessons during this week.  Specifically, we will talk about the opposite of Respect — what it means to behave disrespectfully.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”  — Wayne Dyer (author) The…

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Personality, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of September will be Personality.  During our lessons this week, we will talk together about some of the basic meanings of Personality.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you…

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Observational Learning, week 2

We will continue our discussion of Observational Learning during our lessons this week.  Specifically, we will talk about the importance of taking the time and effort to truly observe what goes on around us.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “Sometimes the best discoveries are the result of simple observations.” — Dr. Reza…

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Ambition, Week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about Ambition moving us to set fresh, challenging goals for ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Ambition never comes to an end.” — Yoshida Kenko (author and poet) Goal setting is an important part of life.  If you don’t have goals, you can…

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Ambition, week 2

Our in-class discussion topic for the week of July 13 will be Ambition.  This week, we will talk about how Ambition helps us to persevere in achieving our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of…

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Intelligence, week 4

We will continue our discussion of Intelligence during our lessons together this week.  We’ll be talking about asking for help in understanding something as a way of developing our Intelligence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.” …

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Intelligence, week 2

We’ll be discussing the important role of perseverance in the face of difficulties and setbacks in developing our Intelligence this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford (inventor and industrialist) When we try something new, we may…

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Intelligence, week 1

We will begin discussion of our new topic, Intelligence, during our lessons this week.  We will consider how we use Intelligence to adapt to change.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” — Stephen Hawking (physicist) One of the most consistent traits of people who…

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Excellence, week 4

We will be wrapping up our consideration of Excellence this week.  We will be talking together in our lessons about the importance of going the extra mile to pursue Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Excellence is doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well.” — John W. Gardner (U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, U.S….

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Excellence, week 3

This week, we will be talking together about how to pursue Excellence, and the power of building positive habits.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle (Teacher, Philosopher) Habits are very hard to break, so if we are going…

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