|Class Name:||Soft Skills 软实力修炼：健全的心志，快乐的人生
|Class Time:||4:00-4:50 PM
|Class Goal:||Dr. Plesec (retired psychology) and Nurse Jan Maren lead the class.
All troubles come from relationships with others and yourself.
Dr. Plesec (retired psychologist, who has more than 20 years clinical experience) and Nurse Jan Maran lead the class. The curriculum is informative, challenging, and fun while also covering topics relevant to the students.The class is designed around the following topics:
Why social skills are important in your life
Stages of learning social skills
Becoming aware of your feelings and uniqueness
Developing skills to meet your social needs
Using skills to enhance your current relationships and build new ones.
Each class begins with ice breakers which help students to warm up to the group activity. Then some instructive material is presented on the topic of the day. Then students put this information into practice through role playing, gaming, and class discussion.
Kirsten Weir, “A Deep Dive Into Adolescent Development,” APA Monitor on Psychology, pp 20-22. June 2019
Testimonies from the students and parents in the class.
One student, who’s family moved into the area 2 years ago, attended the class with the question of “how to make friends.” They have made multiple friends and are more comfortable starting a conversation.
One mom wrote to me:
“Thanks a lot for the dedication and love you, Dr. Plesec, and Jan put into the class! I think the skills you taught in the class will benefit the students for their lifetime. The class teaches students how to manage emotions and relationship, help and ask for help, express positive feelings and deal with uncomfortable situations. These are critical skills which will help people sail through their good and bad time. I wish I could have taken such a class when I was young. Thank you!”
One dad shared the story of his child’s development in understanding his and other’s emotions when he recalled how they had properly apologized after getting in a fight with their mother.
After one dad observed the class, he understood more about ABCs (American Born Chinese) who grew up in American culture and appreciated the diverse values that Dr. Plesec and Nurse Jan brought to our Chinese community.
Parents are welcome to the class.
|Teacher Name:||Fu, Yi 傅易
|Teacher Contact Info:||Phone: 702-401-8225 (text during the day, it is OK to call me at night) Email: Michellezheng999@gmail.com
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