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William Arthur Ward:

The mediocre teacher tells

The good teacher explains

The superior teacher demonstrates

The great teacher inspires


Warning Signs of Cancer

Change in bowel or bladder habits

sore that does not heal

Unusual bleeding or discharge

Thickening or a lump anywhere in the body

Indigestion or difficulty swallowing

Obvious change in a wart or mole

Nagging cough or hoarseness



This is a story about 4 people… Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when actually Nobody did what Anybody could have.




- Denial

- Anger

- Bargaining

- Depression

- Acceptance



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.



Compensation – making up for weakness in one area

Daydreaming – imagining pleasant things

Denial – refusing to accept reality

Displacement – shifting from one to another

Idealization – copying someone you think highly of

Projection – seeing your faults or feelings in someone else

Rationalization – making excuses for or justifying behavior

Regression – reacting in a childlike or immature manner

Repression – blocking out painful thoughts/feelings

Sublimation – redirect negative into positive behavior




- A positive stress that energizes one and helps one reach a goal

- Makes you feel alert and lively

- You will appear confident and in control


Managing Emotions 

- Sing/play a musical instrument

- Write down how you feel

- Talk to a friend

- Exercise/ play a sport

- Let go of what you can’t control

- Draw/paint a picture


Confucius: If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as to continually be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others


Grayson Kirk: The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life.



Until you accept who you are, you will never be happy with what you have


W.B. Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire


Buddha: To live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred years without knowing such teaching


Albert Einstein: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge


Philo: Learning is by nature curiosity






Speaks up for self

Feels insecure 

Respects self and others

Disrespects self and others

Has confidence

Vulnerable to peer pressure

Tries new things

Does not feel valuable

Feels valuable to society

Feels depressed

Adjusts to change

Fears failure

Feels optimistic

Uses alcohol and drugs

Makes decisions based on values

Feels pessimistic


Behaves destructively



Types of Pressure











Role Models


Popular people


Famous people




Give thought to the problem

Review your choices

Evaluate the consequences of each choice

Assess and choose the best choice

Think it over afterward




Solomon Ibn Gabirol: In seeking knowledge,

the first step is silence,

the second step is listening,

the third step is remembering,

the fourth step is practicing, and 

the fifth step is teaching others




1. Physical: Diet, exercise, avoid tobacco, alcohol, drugs, free of disease

2. Emotional: Constructive expression, asks for help

3. Social: Respect, supportive relationships, expresses needs of others

4. Mental: High self-esteem, enjoy trying new things, free of mental illness

5. Spiritual: Sense of purpose in life, follows morals and values, unity with other humans

6. Environmental: Access to clean air/water, clean and uncrowded living space, recycles


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