Write a comment to tell us about where trust fits into your life. In your comment, try and answer the following questions:
- Do you believe you are a trustworthy person?
- Who do you think really trusts you?
- How do you know that people trust you?
- How does being trusted have a positive impact on your life?
- How can you earn more trust from people?
- How can the PYP Exhibition effect the trust people have in you?
This is the updated list of our Essential Agreements:
“Use RASA to become a good listener” see this TED Talk
“Respect everyone and everything”
“Include people if they look excluded”
“Think before you act”
“Work peacefully and concentrate”
We are very close to finalising our Essential Agreements. When we have, we will need to discuss what to do about people who regularly let us down by ignoring them.
What are the main messages of this video?
What can we do in class to improve our listening skills?
A while ago, we had a session with Ms. Ashley in which we talked a lot about how we treat each other. It was a fantastic lesson and you guys said some amazing things. We collected your thoughts on things we like and things we don’t like about the way people behave towards other people in the class and then we were going to make some essential agreements. Sadly, we had tons of other stuff to do at the same time and we never got around to it.
So, let’s do it today by using the blog.
- Read the “Things we like” and “Things we don’t like” display
- Read the postings about Ms. Ashley’s sessions with you:
- Think about how you like to be treated and how you like to treat other people
- Try and create a sentence that describes how you think people should be treated
- Make a comment on the blog to tell us your sentence ideas
- Read other people’s ideas too
Image from http://www.zimbio.com/Help+my+dating+life+out/articles/mcsbyurq0Wf/Only+The+Lonely+Talkin
Ms. Ashley and the students discussed what is meant by “our boundaries” and what happens when people “cross the line” or “go over the limit”.
They worked on the case-studies where they had to read different situations and then decide if someone in the situation has crossed a boundary.
Here’s some examples:
Josh’s coach hugs him for a really long time: The students thought this was not appropriate. The hug is fine, but “for a long time” is crossing a boundary.
Jose’s teacher cries on his shoulder and tells him about her problems: The students thought that the teacher was a bit immature and that it would be really “weird”.
Kendra and Alisa are best friends. Kendra tells Alisa about her parents’ divorce: The students had different opinions about this one, some felt that a boundary had been crossed and some didn’t. Ms. Ashley said that sometimes it depends on people’s personalities.
Tiffany tells Kim a secret that Maria told her: Samantha described that as a “violation”!
The conversation then moved on to touching. The students shared examples of “good touching” such as: a hug, a high-five, holding hands, leaning on someone nicely, kissing someone in your family, a gentle pat on the back, a touch on the arm. The students then shared examples of “bad touching” such as: a punch, a push, a kick, scratching, touching someone’s private parts.
These photos show parents and students of 6SS looking at the students’ cards on the Gradual Release of Responsibility and discussing whether or not they are in the right place on the continuum. They also show parents and students collaborating to write a comment on the blog posting below, giving details of their conversations and telling us what their goals are for the immediate future.
Here’s a nice photo of the parents enjoying the relaxing part of the morning, organized by these students:
Aayush, Paula, Paul, Anirudh, Odette, Ken, Gabi, May, Pimboon, Am and Samantha. Well done to them!!!
What is the difference between being bossy and being a leader?
Make a comment to explain your ideas.
6GD have been blogging about this question too, have a look:
How are your goals going? Success or failure so far this week?
We have been meditating every morning for a few days, and we will continue doing it for some time. We are experimenting to see if meditation helps us to be more calm, thoughtful people during the school day. It is also possible that meditation can help us to be more organized.
What information have you found about the connection between meditation and organization?