What do we want for our lives?

  • “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • Discuss this quote, and then look at the list of benefits of developing integrated resilience and positive thinking below. List in order of importance to yourself. (from p. 11, The MindUp Curriculum, Scholastic Inc., 2011

-Strengthen resilience

-Improve decision making

-Improve enthusiasm for learning

-Improve self control

-Increase academic success

-Reduce conflict among classmates and peers

-Develop positive social skills (such as empathy, compassion, patience, generosity)

-Infuse your life with joy and optimism

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