12/15/2020

Q/A: Are We Becoming Too Quick to be Offended? Baby it’s Cold Outside

I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or ideas to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: Are we becoming people who are too quick to be offended? The 2018 Christmas controversy was a song that has been in the standard rotation of Christmas classics replayed each December on car radios and in the malls. Baby, it’s Cold Outside was written by a prolific Broadway composer in 1944.  The song won an Academy Award […]
11/10/2020

Q/A: What Do You Want The Most?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:  Q/A:  What do you want most in life?  In other words,  what are your GOALS, your Hopes and Dreams for your future? Follow Up Question Q/A: How do your daily choices align with these Goals, Desires, Hopes and Dreams? (If they don’t line up, you have a good intention not a goal.) TEACHER NOTE:  My philosophy  […]
10/16/2020

Q/A: In Order To Be A Good Person, You Have To Do Something Good. So, Why Don’t We?

  I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: In Order To Be A Good Person, You Have To Do Something Good. So, Why Don’t We? 1. 2. 3. TEACHER NOTES: In order to be a “GOOD” person, you have to do something good.  It’s a lot easier to do the wrong thing (which many times is to walk or turn away or […]
09/17/2020

Q/A: What Makes You Happy?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: What Would Make You Happy?  Explain why. A.  Money B.  Cool Stuff C.  Popularity D.  Achievement/Success E.  A Great Body F. G.   Q/A:  Does what you think will make you happy an indication of what you value the most?   Yes   No  Explain your answer     TEACHER NOTES: Something to explore.  There […]
08/27/2020

Q/A: How Do You Avoid Being Pulled Over By a Cop?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  How Do You Avoid Being Pulled Over By a Cop?  Any ideas? BE INVISIBLE  According to Retired Chief Charles Sewell:  1.   “Traffic cops see vehicles as mere traffic and rarely pay attention to particular vehicles unless the drivers do something to bring attention to themselves.”1   2. “ The odds of being pulled over by […]
07/22/2020

Q/A: Why is it easier to say, people have a right to health care than to INSIST that each person has a responsibility to live healthy lifestyle?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  Why is it easier to say, people have a right to health care than to INSIST that each person has a responsibility to live healthy lifestyle? Q/A:  What is a healthy lifestyle? TEACHER NOTE: I have a doctor friend who once said, “ if people ate properly, limited soda (sugar) consumption, exercised, maintained a healthy […]
05/29/2020
I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  What’s the difference between I HAVE TO and I GET TO? Make a short list of your I HAVE TO s    and a list of your  I GET TO s Q/A:   What I HAVE TO or  I GET TO  do you enjoy the most?    Explain Why. Q/A:  What would it take in […]
05/10/2020

Q/A Why Are These Words Wise?

This could also be an end of health class evaluation where your students take a good look at themselves. OR I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here are examples:  1. The best kind of friend is the comfortable kind—the no-fuss, be yourself, take you at face value kind—the listen to you, laugh with you, celebrate the small stuff with you and help you keep things in […]
04/22/2020

Life is a Choice — Weekly Thoughts to Share

Life is a Choice — Here is a selction of 5 minute activities where students copy the advice and compose two to three sentences why they agree or disagree (just pick a thought for the day). 1. No is a complicated word. “No” can mean “No”. Sometimes “No” means “Not yet”. Sometimes “No” means “Too soon”. Sometimes “No” means “Keep trying and / or Maybe Yes”. No is a complicated word. 2. People can’t control what they get in life […]

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