1.11.14

TRANSHUMANIST ETIQUETTE

Teaching Manners in a Transhumanist World
Hello,
It is an open-ended conversation about manners in a transhumanist world. Would technology-enhanced education be helpful in teaching this subject? I am positively convinced of it. How can it be done? It needs to be seen.
Reading about posthumanism and transhumanism has brought me further in term of possibilities, but I got stopped in my tracks…will good manners and etiquette still be valuable skills in a foreseen future? In the storify link below, I have addressed some of the values expressed by Nick Bostrom in his text
http://www.nickbostrom.com/ethics/values.html
Could technology-enhanced education be the way to eradicated bullying in our schools? Could it be that Civility be only learned that way?
I’ve left it as an open-ended conversation…
Brigitte Stock
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23.10.14

SELFIE ETIQUETTE


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AS SEEN IN THE MEDIA

Canada’s under attack. All my thoughts are with the families of the two militaries who died in St-Jean and in Ottawa. Unbearably sad L.

Amidst all of this, another story unfolded (not so quietly) in the background … http://bit.ly/1seTeAQ
While reporting from Ottawa, Anderson Cooper @andersoncooper decided that it was time to give an quick lesson on  good manners and etiquette to Vandon Gene @vandongene  a Sun News contributor.

In my opinion, the problem was that all of it was done in public (Thanks Twitter) All this pointing fingers at was a bit out of context. Anderson could have said it privately. Don’t we we all know that he has impeccable manners. Don’t have to flag it like that.

Bad taste…on both side. Sorry Anderson!


SELFIE ETIQUETTE |TOP 5

 A picture’s worth a thousand words. Don’t overdo it.

There is a time for everything. Maybe, it was not the right moment for Vandon Gene to capture a celebrity shot.

Don’t pollute the bandwidth with so many selfies of you and everyone else. I don’t want to be rude…but we don’t care that much!

Keep in mind that it is very difficult to delete stuffs from the net! Your grandchildren might see those not so famous selfies…

If you are in a restricted area, ask permission.





http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/celebrity-news/anderson-cooper-to-photo-seeking-reporter-in-ottawa-learn-how-to-behave/article21271036/

15.8.14

FALL SESSION REGISTRATION IN FULL SWING!


Should we be more polite? Should we teach manners to our kids? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/the-importance-of-being-courteous/article19661557/

I've been teaching etiquette and good manners to kids of all ages for the past seven years. It is wonderful. Lately I've been doing private lessons to kids and teenagers in the comfort of their home. I am so grateful to be greeted with open arms. Thank you for letting me talk about my passion.   
IN THE NEWS

Most well behaved kids I saw? It was last week end at the ALPS Final in Westmount. 
Good job swimmers, parents and volunteers. 

16.6.14

Brésil 2014 vs Euro 2012 : question de fairplay

Il n'y a pas si longtemps, lors de l'Euro 2012, Balotelli avait semblé manquer de fairplay . Aujourd'hui, tout semble être revenu à l'ordre. Enfin, bon, on verra!

Voici le lien vers l'article écrit à ce moment et publié sur ce blog http://bit.ly/1pDjZDs

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4.6.14

BONNES MANIÈRES POUR LES BAMBINS



ATELIERS DE BONNES MANIÈRES POUR LES BAMBINS
Depuis 7 ans, moi et mon équipe enseignons le savoir-vivre et les bonnes manières aux enfants et aux adolescents.

L’automne dernier, nous avons débuté une série d’ateliers pour les tout-petits, particulièrement ceux qui sont en garderie. Ce fut un moment de pur plaisir pour les enfants autant que pour les éducateurs et les parents.

Nous aimerions proposer ces formations, à tous les enfants inscrits ou non en garderie. Chacun de ces ateliers se fait de manière interactive, mariant agréablement jeux de rôle et l’apprentissage des principes de savoir-vivre. Il est important de noter que les ateliers sont donnés en anglais, en français et pour ceux qui le désirent en italien et arabe.
 
Les cours sont adaptés au développement des enfants, selon leurs âges et leurs habiletés.

De quoi parlons-nous?

· Savoir se présenter, maintenir une bonne posture, regarder dans les yeux;

· Les petits mots magiques; parler pour qu’on vous comprenne;

· Les manières de table : tout ce qu’un enfant de moins de 6 ans devrait savoir;

· Les bonnes manières avec les amis, les parents, les grands-parents, les éducateurs…

· Tu ou vous? Peut-on interrompre la conversation?

· Les principes élémentaires de savoir-vivre en société : respecter l’environnement, ne pas parler dans le dos des autres, aider les plus démunis…etc.

 
Pour toute information supplémentaire quant aux formats des ateliers et aux coûts, n’hésitez pas à me contacter.

Ciao, ciao! Profitez bien de l'été


27.5.14

PUBLIC OFFICE ETIQUETTE

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FRONT PAGE NEWS

An MNA in Quebec gave the middle-finger salute to another MNA during the question period.

And this is a government who is promoting a return to civility in the inner sanctum of public office. I am not blaming others this MNA’s error of judgement. I won’t be blaming any political parties for such behaviour.

But I can’t stop wondering about teaching good manners and civility. We are looking at better educating our youth to be well equipped when facing challenging situations. Frustrations might be high but this does not permit this elected official of losing it in public like that.

LESSONS OF ETIQUETTE | TOP 5
Rf. Pr Forni Civility Project http://krieger.jhu.edu/civility

-      Speak kindly

-      Don’t speak ill

-      Respect Other’s opinion

-      Respect other people’s space

-      Apologize earnestly


ON ANOTHER NOTE
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Last week, I had the honour of giving out diplomas to the youngest cohort of my Etiquette and Good Manners class. Congratulations Class of 2014!
http://www.savoirvivreetbonnesmanieres.com/ 






18.5.14

Honing your manners : summer is the perfect time

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It's time to step up our game! We're craving for change. Aren't we?  I've just finished giving an 8-week class to pre-K kids. They all finished with a nice diploma showing that they had successfully passed Level 1. Loved it! 

We just have to look at the June issue of Real Simple magazine, manners are everywhere. 
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/etiquette/etiquette-questions-00100000080881/index.html 

Why not review our etiquette and good manners skills? Start acting be  ambassadors of good manners and etiquette. Call me, I'll be happy to coach you or your children.

Brigitte
514-913-3813
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