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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Intelligence, week 2

We’ll be discussing the important role of perseverance in the face of difficulties and setbacks in developing our Intelligence this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford (inventor and industrialist) When we try something new, we may…

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Intelligence, week 1

We will begin discussion of our new topic, Intelligence, during our lessons this week.  We will consider how we use Intelligence to adapt to change.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” — Stephen Hawking (physicist) One of the most consistent traits of people who…

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Excellence, week 4

We will be wrapping up our consideration of Excellence this week.  We will be talking together in our lessons about the importance of going the extra mile to pursue Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Excellence is doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well.” — John W. Gardner (U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, U.S….

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Excellence, week 3

This week, we will be talking together about how to pursue Excellence, and the power of building positive habits.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle (Teacher, Philosopher) Habits are very hard to break, so if we are going…

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Excellence, week 2

We will continue our discussion of Excellence during our lessons together this week by considering how to pursue Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi (Football Coach) We can all strive for excellence.  Excellence, put simply, is doing the…

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Excellence, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Excellence in our lessons together this week.  During this week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.” — Ralph Marston (Author) Being perfect at something sounds really good,…

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Creativity, week 4

As we talk about Creativity together this week, we will be considering how to apply Creativity to recognizing and using our existing talents.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou (author, poet) There is an untold amount of…

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Creativity, Week 3

We will continue our discussion of Creativity in our lessons this week by considering how Creativity can help us deal with doubts and fears that may hold us back.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — Sylvia Plath (Author, Poet) We all question ourselves sometimes. …

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