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 person, we can really make them feel bad.  Even though all we did was use negative words.  We can also make a person feel great by letting them know that we are grateful for something they did for us.  When we learn and use good manners, we are treating other people with courtesy and respect.  Small things such as saying “thank you”, or holding a door for someone are simple ways to be courteous.  Even when people are not kind our courteous to us, we can still be civil to them.  Practice courtesy.  Say “please”, “thank you”, and “you’re welcome” when we should.  Make sure to recognize other people’s achievements, and compliment them.  We all like to hear considerate words from someone else.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What does courtesy mean to you?
  2.   What are some ways we can show courtesy to others?
  3.   What is something courteous that you have done recently?

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