Inspiration, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of August 2014 will be inspiration.  This week, we’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of inspiration.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”  Walt Disney (artist, movie maker) This…

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Optimism, Week 4

We will be continuing our discussion of Optimism during our lessons this week.  We’ll be considering how a positive mental attitude helps us respond constructively when we make mistakes.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today, and make a…

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Optimism, week 3

We will be continuing our discussion of Optimism during our lessons this week.  We will be talking about how a positive, optimistic attitude helps keep us mentally strong, and to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”  William James…

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Optimism, week 2

We will continue our in-class discussions of Optimism during this week, July 7.  During this week, we will consider how we can take a positive attitude toward learning.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”  — Nicholas Murray…

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Optimism, Week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the week of June 30 will be a new one — Optimism.  We will be discussing Optimism in our lessons together throughout the month of July.  Our in-class discussion lesson this week will consider the meaning of Optimism, and of its opposite, Pessimism.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week…

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Competition, Week 4

Our in-class discussion of Competition this week, we will consider how we react to both winning and losing.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “It is not your opponent, but your weaknesses that hurts you most” — Apoorve Dubey (author) It is important to know how we react to winning and losing….

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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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