As we approach the end of another school year, we wrap up our 2020-2021 Family Time with "One More Lesson". Much Love to the Class of 2021.
As we wind down our Family Time activities for this school year, we're ending on social awareness. Specifically, we're talking about altruism. Altruism is central to a life of peace and purpose. Put good into the world. Lift others up.
We have to create a picture of the things we want. We experience stress when our pictures don't match our realities. We might need to change our behaviors to bring our pictures to life. Sometimes, we have to change the picture, but it all starts with visualization.
It's important to monitor and manage our emotions, and there are things we can do to change our states.
We've been talking factors that contribute to self-efficacy. This week, we're looking at how our physical, mental, and emotional states impact our self-efficacy.
Building self-efficacy can be difficult. It helps to have other people in our corners, and supporting others is one of the greatest gifts we can give. That's social persuasion.
We're continuing our examination of self-efficacy by discussing social modeling. It can be hard to believe in ourselves. Our dreams can seem unattainable. Sometimes, we simply need to see what's possible.
As we revisit self-awareness, we're going to spend some time focusing on self-efficacy. We'll start by examining our mastery experiences.
Last week, we discussed the potential pitfalls of groupthink. By my estimation, diversity is the cure for dangerous groupthink. Diverse ideas and perspectives can fuel our creativity, support our growth, and help us solidify our own beliefs.
We're continuing our work with social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making, and this week we're looking at groups. Belonging to a group can be a very positive thing. We need connections, but group memberships also comes with risks. Groupthink threatens creativity and individuality. We must consider our groups and how they impact our lives.
As part of our ongoing discussion of social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, we're examining popularity.
Loneliness is one of the most painful parts of being a person. That's why discussion is important. It lets us know we're not really alone.
Check out this great videoWe're still talking about social awareness and relationship skills, but we're moving away from our digital engagements. I'm asking my students to interview someone. For me, an interview is simply a conversation with intent. It's engaging with another person and seeking understanding. It's working toward empathy. We're not looking to make an argument or even present our own perspectives this week. We're simply seeking to know another person more deeply.
We're continuing our work with social awareness, social engagement, and relationship skills by implementing some media management strategies. We want to control our media consumption. We don't want it controlling us.
We're talking about social awareness and relationship skills. This week, we're taking a look at how we engage with social media. It's important for us to take stock in the degree to which our media interactions are adding to or subtracting from out lives.
We're continuing our discussion on self-management and self-disciplined. This week, we're looking at task orientation, and we're working on setting up simple practices to help us reach our goals.
We're looking at self-management and self-discipline this week. We've previously discussed finding passion and purpose. Now, we're going to break down one of our goals. There's always a price to pay, and success often means sacrifice. We're going to consider what it will really take to achieve and live in our dreams.
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.