Thursday, April 2, 2015

Look for the shoes...

Working with 8th graders can be a challenge. I am reminded every day how self-absorbed they can be. It is something about that age, I think. Being the force that I am, I purposely  try to make them think outside of themselves. Many of our journal topics have been about helping others. They complain, as most junior high students do, about my journal topics, but I hope that I am planting seeds that will germinate and grow into kind and compassionate adults.

Today we watched this TED Talk from Mark Bezos. I challenged them to "get the shoes...."


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