Leadership 8 A

Why This Class

As your student progresses through adolescence and prepares for new challenges and adventures in high school and beyond, you want to know that they have the resilience to thrive amidst change. This course helps students develop that resilience.

Students in this course learn and practice skills including mindfulness, humor, and visualization. They observe great examples of resilience around them and explore different mindsets for learning, gaining awareness of the value of a growth mindset for persistently pursuing their educational and life goals.

By completing the projects in this course, students become better able to maintain composure in difficult times and see the opportunities in adversity. At the end of the course, students feel more confident moving forward as resilient stewards of their lives.

Overarching Questions

How can I practice resilient optimism to help me achieve my desires?

How do I develop a healthy sense of humor to help me to stay my course?

Why is living in the present so important?

What is the difference between looking back with regret, and looking back to learn?

How can I embrace setbacks gracefully while maintaining composure under pressure?

Reading List

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 8th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 6.5*

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5

*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes include supplemental projects and optional readings