Persistence, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Persistence in our lessons together this week.  We will talk together about the basic meaning of Persistence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”  — Benjamin Franklin (author, printer, diplomat, statesman, scientist) Persistence:  the act of persisting or persevering;  continuing or…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for August 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of August 2016 will be Persistence.  You will find more information about our discussion topioc in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for August.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of August on page 2.  You can find all…

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Inspiration, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the difference between purpose and Inspiration, and about some ways of inspiring ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (diplomat, human rights activist, First Lady) Inspiration:  Find inspiration in possibilities. We can…

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Inspiration, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some definite things we can do during our karate lessons to be an Inspiration to our fellow students.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”…

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Inspiration, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about 5 simple ways we can help be an Inspiration to our friends and peers.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself to be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud.”  — Maya Angelou…

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Inspiration, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Inspiration during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of Inspiration.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden (college basketball coach, author) Inspiration:  a person, place or experience that makes us want to do…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for July 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of July 2016 will be Inspiration.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for July.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of July on page 2.  You can find all…

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Effort, week 4

During this week, we will talk about the importance of making a consistent best Effort, especially when first setting out to achieve our goals.  This consistent best Effort helps us to overcome the natural stumbles and false starts we experience when we first attempt to achieve a new goal.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this…

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Effort, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about bringing both physical energy and mental focus into making our best Effort at something.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “It takes effort and belief to persevere and stay dedicated to accomplish your goal.” — Catherine Pulsifer (author) Effort:  the use of physical and/or…

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Effort, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about patience and perseverance making our Effort effective.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.  No one learns more about a problem than the person at the…

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