We asked the students what they learned from Dr. Gelsy and their replies were enthusiastic and thoughtful. They talked about his story and what they learned. It help set up the stage for our class today. Many people will ask us about our Mentor Force Curriculum. Our standard class has subject matter that is stretchable into a curriculum we call "Power Moment Mentoring." That means our subject is determined by the current emotional moment of the students.
Today we focused on revenge and authority. We spoke about why people desire revenge and how to avoid a hardened heart after something horrible happens. The students then began to talk about racism and prejudice which led into a broader subject of authority. We were making some good progress which was being initiated by the students when our class time was up.
We left the students with an assignment: "What do you do when an authority figure like a Teacher mistreats you or you perceive that they have wronged you?" What are the steps you take when an authority is wrong?" I can't wait for next week!
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