Courage, week 2

We will continue our discussion of Courage in our lessons this week.  We will consider the Courage it can take both to speak out and lead, and to quietly listen.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;  courage is also what it takes…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for November

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of November will be Courage.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for this month.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of November on page 2.  You can find these…

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In-Class discussion of Courage, week 1

We will begin to discuss the topic of Courage in our lessons together this week.  We’ll be considering the Courage it can take to try something new.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent Van Gogh (painter) Starting anything…

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Respect, October 26

During our in-class discussion lesson this week, we will consider the relationship between courtesy and Respect.  Our lesson for this week follows below: “Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect.” — Traditional Teaching (origin unknown) Karate begins and ends with courtesy and respect.  We remind ourselves of this when we formally bow in at…

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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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