Yesterday, I had 3 classes to teach. In the leadership class I told them it is okay to be a follower. That was probably unexpected by most of the kids. For some reason most of the kids have been taught that money, success and leading is everything. I didn’t want to disregard everything their parents have taught them but I wanted to highlight about being happy in life. I asked them what they thought a leader is, got some good responses:
– hard working
The one thing we spent a lot of time on was my thought of:
Birth ————— Death
I guarantee that everyone will die and everyone was born. I talked about how everyone knows they are going to end and that life is about maximizing the part in between.
I asked them “why they watched the movie Titanic when you already knew the boat was going to crash?” It is because all the good stuff in the middle is the fun part to watch. I kept highlighting for them to find what makes them happy, determine their own success and live life for themselves.
Think: Scrap Booking
Every day I am responsible for having them be creative and work on there scrap book. Yesterday, I decided that everyone MUST draw a dinosaur. The first day they could do whatever they wanted, the second day they had to draw or cut out from a newspaper things they wanted to be when they grow up and yesterday was drawing dinosaurs. I wanted to highlight that regardless of everyone doing the same thing almost every dinosaur looked different.
Invent: Create it
For invent class I made the students get into teams of 4 and gave them a folded paper.
What / How
I wanted the students to identify a problem and how they are going to solve it on one side. They have to draw a picture of the solution and describe it.
Who / Why
On the other side they have to say who is going to use it and why. Then draw a picture of that person and describe them.