Curiosity, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Curiosity, using the old story of Isaac Newton observing the fall of an apple from a tree, and asking himself why the apple fell.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Curiosity.  Millions of people saw the apple fall, but…

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Humility, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role Humility plays in effective leadership.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people…

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Humility, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Humility helps us to deal with our mistakes in positive, constructive ways.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness.  It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”…

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Humility, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of learning from our mistakes as part of understanding Humility.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The wise person possesses humility.  He knows that his small island of knowledge is surrounded by a vast sea of the unknown.” — Harold C….

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Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide on Humility for October 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for October 2017 will be Humility.  We will send out emails and post our in-class discussion lessons every week during October.  Please follow the links below to download your Parent Letter and Kid Kick Skill Sheet. Parent Letter:  Humility Parent Letter October 2017 Kid Kick Skill Sheet:  Kid Kick Humility October…

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Humility, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will start exploring the meaning of Humility, using our achievement stripe test to illustrate the contributions others make to our accomplishments.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There’s no telling how far a person can go if he’s willing to let other people take the credit.”…

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Courtesy, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of making time for Courtesy in our relationships with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essayist, Poet, Lecturer) The one thing that…

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Courtesy, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”  Jacques Maritain (philosopher, teacher, author, ambassador of France to the Vatican) Gratitude is being able to…

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Courtesy, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Courtesy in giving and receiving constructive criticism.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.  Constructive criticism is not only to be expected, but sought.” — Margaret Chase-Smith (U.S. Senator from Maine) Many…

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Courtesy, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of using basic Courtesy when speaking to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “No-one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.” — Vikrant Parsai (English teacher and author) When we say something that hurts another…

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