Yesterday I finished reading the first four chapters of "The Art of Possibility" and it blew me away. I learned to be open to looking at live with a positive perspective. We must be open to possibility to us and those who are around us to do their best, to feel that we contribute to the bitterness of the people who are around us, to create a positive impact, and lasting impression to students, family, friends, etc.
It wouldn't be fair to write about each chapter, because they are linked to each other and it should be treated as a whole. And these are the first four chapters, I can't imagine the rest of the book. Every sentence that I read, every paragraph made me reflect and think about how I judge those who are around me, and those that judge me. Did I received an A? Did I give an A? I was impressed how students attitude in the music class improved when they were told that they had an A, but, they have to justify why, by writing a letter saying how they changed to the better as a person after taking the class, and how they contribute to each others improvement.
Chapter 3 was like a hook to the jaw knocking me down, like the question of which musician or song touched me deeply. Well, this chapter did. I began to reflect on my life and those that are not around me and those who still are. This chapter, and the rest of the book can be applied to school, work (for those nagging bosses), sports, everything.
I hope that this week's reading open a world of possibilities to you... Salud!!!!
When I think about classmates who certainly "make a contribution" and bring positive energy to every class, you are right at the top of the list! From Wimba sessions to group projects to hilarious Google+ hangouts (complete with reindeer antlers) you have given all of us an A and allowed us to let our guard down and get creative. I appreciate all of your reflective thinking and your thoughts on the reading sums The Art of Possibility up very clearly. I look forward to the other chapters in the book and hearing what you think about them.