The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of intense emotions. All of us, all over the world, have had to start to change the way we do things. Many have cut back on travel plans, some are avoiding crowded spaces, and most have dropped handshakes and hugs for elbow bumps and foot shakes.
As hard as it might be for some of us right now, it seems that what we need is more empathy, understanding, and compassion for one another. Most of us are some version of scared – this is a change and a big change. Like with any change, we don’t know what will happen and how it will turn out. But what we do know for sure, is that we can’t really do too much without each other.
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :
The conductor is not just a time beater
It has different elements to it
We are going to make music
It’s not a shouting match
Taking the rubbish out
It’s a calling
Your fellow musicians
A positive vibe
We need positive vibes these days
Ode to Joy
Everybody knows the tune
I could not imagine the world without music
I would like to be a fly on the wall
There you go
Nature is such a powerful force
Belting down with rain
An amazing show of power
The purpose of life
To live life that is full of interesting things
Not stuck in a rut
Read about new things
Have you heart open for new ideas
Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Why do people make changes in their lives ?
In your opinion, what kinds of changes are difficult to make?
What kinds of changes are easy to make?
Design a 30 day challenge for yourself – here are some ideas :
Health – Run three times a week
Creativity – Take piano lessons
Relationships – Talk to all my neighbours
Choose an idea / one of your own and answer the questions below to plan it :
When will you begin?
How much time do you need each day?
What time of day is best for you to do the activity?
Who can help you with your challenge?
How will you share your challenge with other people?
Present your challenge in class
Explore more : Learn about other people who have changed their lives HERE. Share what you have learned in class
• Everything on our planet works together
• We need to take care of our environment
• Nurture our marine resources
• Advance renewable energy
• Promote responsible farming
• Encourage low-carbon transport
• Develop sustainable business
• Conserve our natural heritage
• Choose ethical labels
• Be wise with our water
• Safeguard our endangered species
• We are all connected
How do we persevere against unfathomable odds? Poet Mosley Wotta delves within himself to answer life’s biggest questions, finding rhyme and symphony in the most unlikely places. In the first installment of spoken word with Mosley Wotta, let him motivate you to look beyond yourself.