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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Q/A : Are we encouraging young people to be offended and derailed about things that their parents would have shrugged off while growing up? This has to do with the ease that people are taking offense, given permission to not get over it and have permission to go to a safe place. EXAMPLES Google, micro aggressions and you get pages of things some people have decided shouldn’t have been said or didn’t say correctly. My concern is people are […]
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: “ I don’t like that man. I’m going to have to get to know him better”. Abraham Lincoln. Explain why getting to know a person you don’t necessarily like is a wise idea or a foolish idea. TEACHER NOTE: Here’s the wisdom. We have friends that we are comfortable with because we have a history […]
I like to begin class with a Q/A. Q/A is a question, or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Nobody plans to ruin their life. However, people do ruin their life because they didn’t plan NOT to ruin their life. It about the choices we make when we are young, naive, foolish and/or inexperienced. Q/A: Your plan is to ruin your life. What habits/attitudes/choices will successfully get the job done—a ruined, unhappy miserable life. […]