Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another Wednesday, It's Flyertime at Truman...

This lesson about a very senstitive topic in the news comes from Character Ed Director, Amy Richards. 

If you are comfortable with the class meeting format with your Flyertime Class, you may want to use this excellent plan to facilitate a discussion about the school shootings that the students are talking about.

If you are a UnitedStreaming User, you can also find some video clips on avoiding violence. The ones under the Label "Reality Matters" are excellent discussion starters. Because of copyright laws, they can not be linked here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Flyertime Ideas: Bullying and Courage

Here are some quick  links recommended by Michelle Frank for a discussion on bullying.

Anti Bully Video (3:37)

Wyandot Middle School Anti Bullying Video (Your Guardian Angel) (3:48)
Softball player carried around bases by opponents (2:09)

Bullying Questions to share with the group:
1. Is bullying a problem at TMS?
2. What is the difference, if any, between "bullying" and teasing"?
3.    What can you do if you witness bullying? 

This longer video suggestion comes from Leah Wagner.  She said the topic was somber/heavy but elicited a great discussion. It's an ESPN story about a teenage girl and her struggles with manic depression and bi-polar disorder and her soap box derby racing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7feJ4EfcXYM

Carole Ann's story - Nothing but Eyes