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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The Art of Learning, Week One

We will be discussing The Art of Learning together in class this week, focusing on the importance of patience in learning. “Fall seven times, stand up eight” — Japanese proverb. Have you ever heard the saying:  “Everything starts with a single step”?  This is taken from our early experience in life.  When we are learning to walk,…

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Courtesy, week 4

We will be discussing showing our gratitude as a form of Courtesy during our discussions in class this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” — Jacques Maritain (philosopher) When a person is courteous to us, we should be grateful and say “Thank you”, or give…

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In-Class Discussion of Courtesy for the Week of March 17

Our in-class discussion topic for the week of March 17 will continue to be Courtesy.  We will be discussing Courtesy in our lessons together during the month of March.  Our in-class discussion lesson this week will consider showing Courtesy over differences of opinion.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There will always be…

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Courtesy, Part Two

Good Afternoon, Our in-class discussion topic for the week of March 10 will continue to be Courtesy. We will be discussing Courtesy in our lessons during the month of March. Our in-class discussion lesson this week will consider treating other people with Courtesy. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Every human is…

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