It’s not always easy to be–or parent–a middle school student. This tumultuous phase of changing hormones, relationship, and circumstances can be challenging for you as a parent as it is for your student. This course is designed to help student be more aware of, and stert taking responsibility for, their choices and thus ease the tension of this time of life.
Student in this course learn how humility and integrity can help them experience deeper connections with the people around them and take charge of their own educational and life paths. They complete projects that help them appreciate their own unique qualities and relate better to others from differtent walks of life.
By the end of this course, students are less affected by the actions of those around them and more able to forgive and move forward. They are aware of their stengths and weaknesses and more at peace with their experience of life.
Why is humility the first step of change?
What types of mental renewal are most effective for me?
How can I make allowances for individul differences in others and myself?
What health benefits are there to learning to let things go?
What are ways I keep the areas of my life healthy and balanced?
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Recommended Grase: 10th
Estimated Weekly Hours: 6
*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects.
All classes will include supplemental projects and optional readings.