Getting Things Done

4:00pm-5:15pm Tuesdays     Ages 13-18

This class will be about learning some of the things we may not know we need to know.

We will decide together on the first day of class which details of adulthood we need to work on.  Then we will work our way together through things like testing, job hunting, listening and conversation skills, planning and finishing things, relationships of all sorts, sewing and cooking, dealing with boring meetings, on-line “life,” or whatever we come up with.  

We will also read some books.  Here are some we have read and enjoyed in the past, suggestions are welcome and we will decide as a group what to read this semester.

Pick Your Poison by Monona Rossol
The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans DeWaal
The Hidden Life of Trees by German forester Peter Wohlleben
Writing down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg.
Last Self Help Book, Walker Percy.
How to Control Your Anxiety Before it Controls You, Albert Ellis.
If you feel like there are some things about being human that you don’t want to do or just don’t get, then join as we muddle through some of the tricker aspects of modern life together.

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger

Michael Haltenberger  has been teaching Religion at Hunter College for over ten years.  He created and continues to teach the Seminar on Religion and Science as well as courses on Religion and Psychology and Religious Experience.  Additionally he has worked in Film, as a marketing director, and a therapist.  He has traveled widely and is an experienced sailor and snowboarder amongst other seemingly pointless obsessions.

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Fall 2018: $325

Sept. 18th; Oct. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Nov. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th (12 days)

(No Classes Sept. 11th Rosh Hashana, Sept. 25th Sukkot, Oct. 2nd Simchat Torah)

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Winter 2019: $250

Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Feb. 5th, 12th, 26th; March 5th, 12th, 19th (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 19th Winter Break)

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Spring 2019: $250

March 26th; April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th; May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; June 4th (10 days)

(No Classes April 23rd Spring Break)