Dear Division 16,
I’m so proud of the thinking you’re doing when we discuss the Virtues, and so glad you are getting the chance to learn so much about interactions and the importance and power of language.
For your blog assignment this week, reflect back on Naslishah’s lesson this past Wednesday on Speaking the Language of Virtues.
Remember that there are usually three elements of a virtues statement:
1) an opening phrase; 2) a virtue; 3) how the virtue is being shown or needs to be shown.
For example, to acknowledge and thank someone, one might say, “It was courageous of you to face that challenge”. To guide, you might say, “How can we show courtesy when our visitor comes?” and to correct, you might say something like, “What would help you be tactful, even when you’re irritated?”
For your homework this week, please describe a situation and give an example where you acknowledged, guided or corrected someone by speaking the language of virtues. Remember to use the three elements of a virtues statement.
I look forward to your responses.