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Monday

Debate Club: Teaching Critical Thinking and Tolerance - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 am - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $240.00

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Learning to debate supports and enhances brain development in young people, encouraging the natural shift from concrete to abstract processing and increasing their capabilities to problem solve, plan, and think critically.The format for this course is inspired by the International Debate Education Association (https://idebate.org/), which focuses on education, not competition, as the goal of debates. I emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and a tolerance for differing viewpoints, instilling an appreciation for the value of teamwork.Distilling the research is an important part of the course, as is learning to debate both sides of any topic, actively listening to the arguments of opposing teams, and realizing that there is more than one way of thinking about any single question. You can read more about the benefits of debate here: http://www.parentingscience.com/debate-improves-critical-thinking-skills.htmlPlease note: This class is repeated two more times this year, during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 on different days and different times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Debate Club: Teaching Critical Thinking and Tolerance - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 02, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $240.00

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Learning to debate supports and enhances brain development in young people, encouraging the natural shift from concrete to abstract processing and increasing their capabilities to problem solve, plan, and think critically.The format for this course is inspired by the International Debate Education Association (https://idebate.org/), which focuses on education, not competition, as the goal of debates. I emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and a tolerance for differing viewpoints, instilling an appreciation for the value of teamwork.Distilling the research is an important part of the course, as is learning to debate both sides of any topic, actively listening to the arguments of opposing teams, and realizing that there is more than one way of thinking about any single question. You can read more about the benefits of debate here: http://www.parentingscience.com/debate-improves-critical-thinking-skills.htmlPlease note: This class is repeated this year, during Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 on different days and different times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

I Don't Need a Shrink! Ideas and Perspectives for the "Normal Person" from the World of Psychology

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 03, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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You have to be crazy to explore psychology - or do you? Actually, psychology has so much to offer each and every one of us, even people who suffer from being normal (whatever that is)!

Anyone who interacts with humans, or is one himself/ herself, needs to know some psychology. It is crucial for understanding people, including ourselves.

We will meet some of the people and ideas that have contributed to our understanding of what makes humans think, feel and act as they do, and see how these ideas can enrich our lives.

Instructor: Yitzchak Twersky

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Me: A User's Guide Cutting Edge Methodologies for Dealing with Life and its Challenges

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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We don’t need to search for problems, they tend to find us. Life is filled with many challenges, big and small. But there are many fascinating and effective techniques out there that can help us cope and generally improve the quality of our lives. There are methods that we can use to deal with anxiety, stress, lack of confidence, guilt feelings, sadness and much more.

This series will introduce you to some of the best of these techniques and methodologies. You will learn about Faster EFT and how it can help you deal with all sorts of problems almost effortlessly and nearly instantly. You will be exposed to meditation, Yoga and self-hypnosis and learn how these can improve the quality of your life.

Instructor: Yitzchak Twersky

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.