Flexibility and Preparedness

“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you got.”  -Mark Twain, author and humorist Discussion Prompt:  Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  How is this quote similar to the above quote? Writing Prompt:  Sometimes we fail to make adjustments or try new approaches to our problem because we lack the knowledge, experience and creativity we need.  What is a behavior or habit that you would like to change, but you have had difficulty changing it?  Who could you go to … Continue reading Flexibility and Preparedness

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DRIVE Endurance through February

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing, Major League Baseball Player Discussion Prompt:  The challenges in life – whether hard work, conflict, loss or failure – put the spotlight on our character and allow others to see who we really are and what we are really made of.  Name a person who consistently turns up his sleeves and gets involved when there is hard work to be done.  What are three character virtues you have observed from this person? Writing … Continue reading DRIVE Endurance through February

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To Quote The Great Bard

What’s your favorite quote from Hamlet?  Cite and explain.  The best bars will win a pair of Nutty Bars. Example: Act 3, Scene 4, Line 118 “Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.”  — Ghost The second to last line spoken by the Ghost, who the audience assumes is the murdered father of Hamlet — the former King — traditionally serves as a warning to Hamlet to spare his mother.  At the core of the quote lies the word “conceit,” which can refer to imagination, design, or pride.  Throughout the story of Hamlet, Shakespeare uses wordplay to twist the concept of … Continue reading To Quote The Great Bard

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DRIVE – Endurance

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller, English Historian Discussion Prompt: What do you think Thomas Fuller is trying to tell us through this quote? Do you agree? Why or why not? Writing Prompt: Give an example from your life of something that was difficult when you first learned about it, but it is easy for you now. What helped you avoid giving up on it when it was difficult? Continue reading DRIVE – Endurance

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Dedication in December

Dedication Writing Prompt for December 9 – 6th period “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead Discussion: Give an example of a small group of people who have changed the world. What did they do? Writing Prompt: Why is a small group of committed people more powerful than a large group of people who lack commitment? What must a small group of committed people do to make something happen to achieve goals? Continue reading Dedication in December

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