01/13/2021

Q/A What is an Ideal?

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 is AN IDEAL?   An ideal is a principle, idea, or standard that is HIGH, very good and worth trying to achieve.  It is something to aspire to because it’s elevated.  It is also measurable.  In other words, you know at all times where you are in relationship to the ideal Here is an […]
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  […]
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 […]
04/08/2020

Q/A: You Should Act Happy Even When You Are Not

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: You Should Act Happy Even When You Don’t Feel Like It? Have student write a short paragraph where they agree or disagree with the idea. Yes, I think I should act happy even when I don’t feel like it because….. No, I don’t think I should act happy when I don’t feel like it because…… […]
03/23/2020

Q/A: Why Don’t We Learn From Other’s Mistakes?

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 don’t we learn from others’ mistakes?  Teacher Answer:  (Could it be, we know there are consequences.  We may even see the consequences.  Wisdom whispers, “that can happen to you”.   NAH Q/A:  If people learned from others’ mistakes…….life would be easier. T  F        Explain your answer. TEACHER NOTE: A great […]
01/30/2020

Q/A: Are you the person, the person you are looking for is looking for?

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: We need healthy relationships with other people.  So, we naturally look for friends.  Whether you are the new person at school, in the neighborhood, or at a job,  you are looking for a friend.  So, what characteristics or type of person will you be looking for or attracted to?  the good looking person the popular […]
01/15/2020

Q/A: Do You Have Expectations? Are They Hurting You?

Whether we realize it or not, we all have expectations.  Expectations are strong beliefs that something will happen and when it happens, it will look, feel like ……….. fill in the blank. Expectations are not goals.  Goals are something we think about and when we are serious about them, we write them down.   Expectations: are usually not communicated via thoughts to myself or to others because they are assumed (as in I/he/she/they should have known, behaved better, done better, […]
12/30/2019

Q/A:  Why is Saying “Please” Before Issuing a Directive Important? 

We know who our authority figures are.  They are the very people, we know and they know, we have to obey.  When the authority figure says “please” while issuing a directive, it’s more than being polite, thoughtful or courteous.  It preserves the dignity of those in the inferior position, enabling them to feel they are partners, not just a person/servant to be used.

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