Similarities of Tae Kwon-Do students and Blue Sky learners
First, let’s tackle Courtesy. This one was the easiest to dissect for me. First of all, it’s a direct synonym for Kindness, as seen on Thesaurus.com. Courtesy and Kindness can also be shown in very similar ways. In Tae Kwon-Do, courtesy is shown by saying ‘Yes Sir/Ma’am’, and standing straight with hands behind. At Blue Sky School, Kindness is shown by including others, sitting next to new people, and using the Nurtured Heart Approach. But the most common way they are shown in both environments, is simply being polite! In conclusion, Courtesy and Kindness are very similar, and can be shown both in Tae Kwon-Do and at Blue Sky School.
Every learner chooses skills to develop. To make significant growth, building a routine or habit is necessary. Repetition is how you lock something in your brain. It’s how you build a habit. However, repetition can feel tedious. An example of this repetition is numeracy practice. Every learner commits to 20 minutes of independent numeracy practice per day. To persevere for a Blue Sky learner means valuing the process of doing hard things because you know it will pay off.