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SFUリーダーシップセミナー 4

SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2017/8/7 月曜日 — 9:37:11

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。

Today was the third day to go to Stanford university. I think we could learn a lot.
We had a lecture from Mr. Murphy-Shigematsu about “Mindfulness”. I had done it when I took part in the brass band contest; however, everything he taught us was so new to me. After his lecture, we went to the Windhover. This building is so quiet and artistic.
We had lunch with the professors for the first time. I was so surprised that Mr. Murphy-Shigematsu knew a lot about Japan. I talked with him about railways. I think he knew a lot more about Japan than me…
After lunch, we went to the art museum. It looked like a castle and was so beautiful. There were so many pictures and there were so many famous pictures in this museum. I was surprised. I really enjoyed taking pictures with my friends.
The most impressive event today was to play in the fountain. We also played in another place, but today’s one was bigger than yesterday. It was so nice to play in it.
I hope to get a lot of experiences more on the rest of this trip. (August 4 M.A)

Today was the last day of the Stanford youth program.
We did a final presentation, and my group talked about “sharegg”.
“Sharegg” is the solution to improve the life of a cell phone battery.
We discussed about its features; what is important or not.
With the mentor’s help, we had a significant amount of time in-group discussion.
On the presentation, I performed a short skit. I thought that something inside me changed while I was performing it. I felt like I break out of my shell.
The most surprising thing today was to know that the mentor who supported our group could speak Japanese fluently. He was pretending like he couldn’t understand it, so when we were discussing things, we tried to translate what we were talking about in Japanese to English. Yet, he was able to understand all the things what we were saying, so he gave us some hints about exactly what we needed. It helped our creativity to grow.
Throughout this workshop, I learned the importance of positivity and creativity. I want my creativeness to grow more after I go back to Japan, too.
I want to the next three days of this trip. (August 6 A.S)

SFUリーダーシップセミナー 3

SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 9:21:12

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。

Today was the second day of the YCISL. We did activities that were related to prototyping. For example, spaghetti and marshmallow tower, Lego prototyping, and water bottle feature exercise. In addition, we had a presentation from Mr. Glenn Katz about sustainability and went to Hover Tower.
All of the prototyping exercises were very enjoyable and fun to do. In spaghetti and marshmallow tower, we had two rounds. For the first round, most people couldn’t get even an inch. However, most people broke their records on the second round. From this result, Dr.Colin said to us “fail early, fail fast”. Since it made me feel like as if I’m a scientist, it felt good. For the Lego prototyping, I was amazed at how we can tell what people are thinking just by drawing a picture. In addition I was surprised not only where you can tell what you are thinking about but also tell really precisely. Finally, I learned a new way to come up with ideas throughout the water bottle feature exercise. The new way is to gather things that are good and use those things to create new stuff. Although this sounds pretty simple, every time I try to come up with a new idea, I just try to come up with a completely new idea.
In conclusion, with all of the lessons I learned, I think these things can be taken back to Japan. Not only to gain information, but if there’s any chance I want to give something to someone that they don’t have. (August 3 T.R)

Today, we met Mr. Murphy and learnt about mindfulness. We settled in quietly at windhover, closed our eyes, cleared our minds, and though of our favorite things and places. In the mindfulness, I was able to think about myself deeply. I’ve never thought of such things in my usual life, so it was very fresh for me. Although it seemed easy to sit still with my eyes closed, it was a bit difficult. But I felt that I was able to relax. Mr. Murphy said that he always does mindfulness in the morning. He doesn’t do it at night because he will be sleepy. I think I will try it sometimes. Doing mindfulness makes us refreshed and we can reconsider ourselves. It helps us to live a fulfilling life. I think doing the mindfulness is a good way to grow yourself.
Also we went to the art museum. I was excited to see the paintings and the statues. There are so many wonderful pieces of art but we had homework about the work so everyone chose their favorite one. The pieces of art selected by everyone was different, so I felt that each person’s favorite work was different, and the things that they feel from that work are also different. (August 4 K.Y)