Competition, week 2

We will continue to discuss the topic of Competition together during our lessons this week.  We will talk about how Competition can motivate us to improve during our discussions this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “With competition, everyone has to try harder.” — Harold H. Greene (Attorney and Judge) If you want…

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Competition, Week 1

We will be discussing the topic of Competition during our lessons together in June.  This week, we’ll be talking together about competing with others, and competing with ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “A competitor will find a way to win.  Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves…

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Peer Pressure, Week 4

We will be talking about where to place your trust as part of our discussion of Peer Pressure during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Peer Pressure is something everyone will face in school.  You have to really go by what you think is the right thing to do.  Turn to…

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Peer Pressure discussion

We will hold over our fourth and final week of discussion of Peer Pressure until next week (May 27-31), the first week of our Summer Term.  Please review our previous in-class discussion lessons on this important topic during Fun Week, and we will pick up with our final lesson next week.

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Peer Pressure, Week 3

We will be talking about taking responsibility for our actions as part of our discussion of Peer Pressure during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Peer Pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behavior, and they are classic excuses.” Andrew Lansley (Member of the House of Commons) Have you ever…

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Peer Pressure, Week 2

We will be talking about “Doing Things Differently” as we discuss Peer Pressure in our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”  — Bruce Lee (martial arts teacher, author) Each…

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The Art of Learning, Week 4

We’ll be discussing the importance of indomitable spirit in The Art of Learning during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”  — A.A. Milne (author) A.A. Milne reminds us that we are braver than…

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Peer Pressure, Week 1

We will be discussing the basic idea of Peer Pressure during our in-class discussion lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “No-one is immune to peer pressure.”  Kathi Hudson (author) Have you ever felt pressured into doing something that your friends are doing, even if you felt it was a mistake?  This…

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The Art of Learning, week 2

We will continue to discuss The Art of Learning during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about the importance of fun in The Art of Learning.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”  Diane Ackerman (author, poet, and naturalist) When you want to…

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The Art of Learning, Week 3

We’ll be discussing the importance of perseverance in The Art of Learning during our lessons this week.   Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There is no such thing as “advanced” technique.  A Black Belt is someone who has polished their skill with the basics.”  Jhoon Rhee Remember a couple of weeks…

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