Topic: Courage

Mr. Brown’s Precepts

Cover of book Wonder. Illustration of face with only one eye on it and word wonder above the eye

Many 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio and will be familiar with Mr. Brown’s monthly precepts. These are inspirational sayings the teacher, Mr. Brown, puts on his board monthly for his students. For example, the precept for September is “When given a choice between being right or being Mr. Brown’s Precepts

Can there be Courage in a World without Vulnerability?

Woman leaping over cravass at sunset

This lesson explores the definitions of courage and the definition of a lesser discussed word: vulnerability. Through a series of questions the lesson is geared to get students thinking about a possible connection that exists between vulnerability and courage. It challenges the stigma often associated with vulnerability in society, while encouraging students to embrace taking risks and leaning Can there be Courage in a World without Vulnerability?