Major Transformations

Major Transformations

We saw major transformations in the students’  thinking very quickly. I personally was quite impressed with how quickly the students took to the curriculum, often …

 

Special Time

Special Time

This past week has been so interesting for all of us. We’ve been through two trainings (teacher and student), and have truly been amazed at …

 

Understanding

Understanding

If I were asked to choose a topic for today, I would say it will be “understanding”. And by this, I mean very, very deep …

 

Sharing About Our Feelings

Sharing About Our Feelings

Time goes fast, tomorrow is going to hold the course ending ceremony. I feel a bit sad. Today is even colder than yesterday, many classmates …

 

Listening Skills

Listening Skills

In the morning firstly we had a walking meditation, but the effort was not too much. Then I and my partner was doing an activity …

 

True Self

True Self

First we summarized what we learned from the class yesterday and hope that we know more about each other and become more active. Then w …

 

Getting to Know Each Other

Getting to Know Each Other

The fourth day still full of joy and wisdom. I feel profoundly immersed myself into the happy learning environment. Although I got a bit of …

 

An Interactive Way to Learn about Assumptions

An Interactive Way to Learn about Assumptions

It’s another fun filled day! After a one day break, we restarted our course. The feeling is great to meet teachers and friends again. Of …

 

The Ladder of Inference

The Ladder of Inference

After 2 days of studying there, I feel much better than the first day. The activity that impressed me most was listening to the part …

 

Learning about Assumptions

Learning about Assumptions

It’s a surprise that we are making so many assumptions a day from such a few facts and we haven’t even noticed it! We are …

 

Participation

Participation

Today is the second day. There are still so many interesting activities which I indulge in. Although I had some trouble understanding what the teacher …

 

Strong Heart

Strong Heart

Today is the second day and is really meaningful. We drew our ‘dream room’. Everyone is different with others and I know my classmates better. …

 

Meaningful Day

Meaningful Day

The second day come so soon. We did attention training in the morning. I didn’t do it before, and it made me feel peaceful …

 

New Feelings

New Feelings

I never had such a feeling before like this class. It’s relaxing and welcoming. I came to realize how I directly start to feel—-with my …

 

Cooperation

Cooperation

What a biiiiing day! I’m really glad to participate in this winter leadership academy. After doing a lot of interesting and meaningful activities, I get …

 

Trust Environment

Trust Environment

Today was the last day of class. We remember to meditate and to use this in everyday life. I may start using the mediation with …

 

Mindfulness and Appreciation

Mindfulness and Appreciation

In our class we learn to always be mindful. The most profound activity was the land work. We learn to make our own land with …

 

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Q: What was difficult about this exercise? A: We had a boy in our group, and we have nothing in common! I think we want to …

 

Learning about Leadership is an Enriching Experience

Learning about Leadership is an Enriching Experience

We have done so many different kinds of things today. Maybe we don’t know the purposes clearly about our activities, but I think there is …

 

Leadership in Our Daily Lives

Leadership in Our Daily Lives

Today’s lessons are very interesting and meaningful. I’ve learned a lot. First, I’ve learned to experience relaxation of meditation. I may spend some time practicing …

 

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Student: It seems as though we talk about our lands, but we have not one thing in common to share!   Teacher: Well, you’re human. That’s one …

 

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Q: “Why do you think you feel that resistance to try something?” A: “Because you were forced to give it up in the past, so it …

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

I’ve learned what emotional intelligence is, the leadership model, and how important it is to be mindful. I feel it’s great to learn more about …

 

Learning about Leadership

Learning about Leadership

Today, we learned something about leadership. First of all, I really like the warm-up activities to let everyone join in. Secondly, I’ve learned some concepts …

 

Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Duke Winter Academy, 2016. This is the first of a kind in Beijing, and I am excited to be part of it. …

 

Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Welcome to the 2016 winter class of Duke University’s Winter Academy! We are honored that you will join us for our first course in Beijing! …