We're continuing our focusing on self-awareness and self-perception from last week. In class, we're talking about our personal stories. By examining our lives, we can begin to set a course for the next chapter.
We're taking a look at our personal stories by exploring experiences that have impacted who we are. We're identifying "chapters" of our lives, so we can better understand where we are and where we might go.
Respect is at a premium. We see so many images of people digging in their heels and blindly shouting their opinions. However, listening to and respecting others is a strength, not a weakness.
We all have value, and we all deserve good things in our lives. It can be hard to feel that way sometimes, though. We have to allow ourselves the freedom to recognize our inherent worth.
We all have needs. Many of our needs are the same, but we attempt to meet our needs in different ways. By recognizing the needs that drive our behaviors, we can take control of our actions and meet our needs. By acknowledging that all people work to meet needs, we can best connect with and support others.
Practicing gratitude helps us gain perspective and embrace challenges.
We all have strengths. We're all special. We all have something inside that was meant for us to bring to life. We need to know our strengths, so we can lean into them. We need to identify the gaps between where we are and where we want to be, so we might close them.
We all have biases. The important thing is recognizing those biases and understanding how they impact our behaviors. Only then can we align our actions with the things we say we believe.
This week, we're talking about the impact of social norms and social programming.
This week, we're looking at social awareness and relationship skills. Specifically, we 're talking about connecting on an emotional level.
Stress can be negative or positive. We need to identify our stressors and implement strategies to best manage our stress.
We're circling back to self-awareness by taking a deeper look at emotional awareness.
We're looking at responsible decision-making this week, and we're starting with premeditatio malorum, "the pre-meditation of evils".
This week, we're talking about characteristics of "effective" communication, communication in the digital age, and being present.
A simple conversation is an important first step toward empathy.
We're starting our look at self-management by examining the things that get in the way of living our core values.
Our core values are who we really are, and they can never be taken from us.
Passion leads to purpose, and purpose leads to peace. We continue our self-awareness work this week by examining our passions.
We're back for the 2020-2021 school year. We're all facing new challenges, and social-emotional learning is as important as every. This week, we're focusing on self-awareness by discussing why every student, every person, matters. We're also examining our roles as students and teachers.