Everyone has their own unique set of gifts, talents, strengths, and weaknesses. Humbly understanding our strengths and weaknesses and seeing the similarities and differences between ourselves and others, helps us take charge of our own educational and life path. In Humility & Leadership we learn how practicing integrity and humility can unlock opportunities in every area of our lives. We practice and experience the benefits of daily enlightenment. We discuss how we can appreciate our own unique qualities and make allowances for others who are different from us. We practice how to forgive others and learn the skills we need to live a balanced and healthy life. We complete projects that show us the importance of integrity and humility in making the most of our efforts and our relationships.
|How is humility the threshold to my ultimate potential?||In what ways can I seek enlightenment daily to help me develop greater inspiration, energy, courage, confidence, and hope?||How can I make allowances for individual differences in others and myself?||How can I learn to forgive others in order to heal emotional wounds and live with contentment?||How can I live with balance mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically?|
|Why is humility the first step of change?||What types of mental renewal are most effective for me?||How can I value my own unique differences?||How are humility, forgiveness and healing connected?||How does humility help me maintain balance in my life?|
|What class time habits will improve my learning, and help me progress towards a higher learning phase?||How do my surroundings and habits increase or decrease my ability to focus?||How can I more readily value others’ unique differences?||What health benefits are there to learning to let things go?||What are ways I keep the areas of my life healthy and balanced?|
|What types of learning are there and how can I learn more effectively?||What stress management benefits can I experience as I practice Enligh?||How do I receive and give feedback?||Why is contentment a key element of happiness?||What have I learned from the WIRA Guides this term?|
|What have I learned about my own humility from reading Johnny Tremain?||What have I learned from experiencing a daily enlightenment practice?||Which character’s story from Wonder has impacted me most?||What does A Christmas Carol teach me about human nature?||How have I changed and grown this term?|
Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase
|Forbes, Esther Hoskins||Johnny Tremain||0547614322|
|Dickens, Charles||A Christmas Carol||0486268659|
|Palacio, R. J.||Wonder||9780375869020|
- Recommended Grade: 6th, 7th
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 6*
- Format: Live
- Credits: 0.5
*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes will include supplemental projects and optional readings.