Dear Division 16,
Following our discussion today with Naslishah, today’s assignment is to think about Teachable Moments. Please read the information below and give an example like the one below.
Recognizing Teachable Moments
We need to practice using the language of virtues when facing daily challenges. This helps us rise above the situation and recognize the gift offers, the opportunity to hone our virtues and become lifelong learners.
We can turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones, by taking personal responsibility to clear up mistakes, by being open to learning from challenges and replacing shaming with naming virtues.
Let’s rename and reframe:
1. Think of a person you know whose behaviour challenges you.
2. Rename their basic character trait as a virtue:
e.g. stubbornness = determination
talking back = honesty
3. Identify the virtue you want to encourage them to practice.
4. Put in a positive sentence.
“Bart Simpson, that was very honest when you shared your opinion. How can you say that in a more respectful way?”
or “Cinderalla, I see your peacefulness and obedience. What will give you the confidence you need to attend the Prince’s ball?”
Please give your example.
Also, remember that it is important to acknowledge the person later when you see them practicing the virtue you called them to.