01/28/2021

Q/A: Why Do Most People Think They Are Good?

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 Do Most People Think They Are Good? People have the tendency to assess their motives, not their behavior or the results/consequences of their behavior. Few people think they mean to do harm.  Therefore, no matter how much bad people do, they believe that because  ” I/WE meant well” it’s not their fault their behavior or […]
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 […]
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 […]
06/23/2020

Q/A: Which is More Dangerous, Anger or Contempt?  Explain Your Answer.

Anger can engage and contempt can separate. So, what is more dangerous, anger or contempt?
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 […]
02/18/2020

Q/A: If You Care About Your Virtue ,………….

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:  If you care about your virtue, there are places you shouldn’t go, there are situations you shouldn’t put yourself into and there are people you shouldn’t be alone with or seen with.    True or False      Explain your reasoning. TEACHER NOTE: You know your students.  I’m thinking this is a high school health […]
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 […]
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.
12/11/2019

Q/A: Are You Jealous? You Decide!

  Here is an activity where you can pose this simple question to your students the first few minutes of Health Class. Project this on the board or give your students a copy. Ask your students to consider if they ever think these thoughts or have acted them out. Jealousy is a health issue. It leads to unhappy, depressed and lonely people. This information can lead to a discussion if they see evidence of it at school, at home, in […]

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