Today’s homework: October 14, 2016
1. Please tell me one thing Narine said that made you think. Please send your answer to my email address in a well written statement, i.e. perfect spelling, good grammar, short sentences and your genuine reflection. Please send me your answer by Tuesday, October 18, 2016 no later than 11:59pm. Thank you.
2. Please tell me something Kyara said or did during her introduction that either impressed you or made you think about your own decision to be a class host for a future Life Skills guests. Please send your answer to my email address in a well written statement, i.e. perfect spelling, good grammar, short sentences and your genuine reflection. Please send me your answer by Tuesday, October 18, 2016 no later than 11:59pm. Thank you.
3. One of the objectives of Hope Life Skills is for you to reflect on ‘personal change’. Yes, acknowledge the challenge and anxiety which comes with pushing out of our comfort zone to change. However, let’s not become intimidated by potential mistakes or embarrassment but focus on the rich opportunities that personal change can present us. Here is a video of 2 young men who went to school for most of their lives to be trained as classical cellists for a major symphony orchestra. However, one day a trusted mentor suggested pushing out of their comfort zones to try a change; to do something they may not have considered. “What about taking a Michael Jackson song and just play the song with your cellos. Rock music, not the symphony music you’ve been trained to play….” They did. They created a video for their musical interpretation of Michael Jackson’s classic song, “Smooth Criminal“. Their video went viral! Over 21,000,000 (million) views!!! A major entertainment star asked them to open his concert with their music. Before long, they were booking their own concert performances. They are famously known today as “The 2 Cellos”. I hope you enjoy these videos. Please share your reaction to the 2 Cellos story and music in an email to me before Tuesday, October 18th before 11:59pm. Are you able to draw any lessons for your own quest to be successful? Did the 2 Cellos make your reflect on how you view ‘personal change’? Please be candid with your reaction. I won’t be upset if you don’t like them or see any relevance in their story. This activity is simply about considering perspectives from different people to improve our empathy and expanding our horizons of what is possible. Thank you.
Here’s 2 more videos on the 2 Cellos pushing out of their comfort zone to explore new opportunities.