Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Stories from the Grade 8 Classroom...

So I have started and been running a Me to We club at my school for the past 2 years. The basic premise of Me to We is to think more about how your actions affect people on a global level, all of us- "WE" versus how your actions just affect "me", or only you. The overall idea is to learn about social responsibility. If you would like to learn more, and I highly recommend it, go to the Me to We Website.

Last year I took four students to We Day in October and it was a great, motivational, inspiring experience. This year I am taking 13 students and a colleague...can't wait! In preparation for this I have been having poster making meetings with the students and showed them portions of last year's event. This is what was heard at today's meeting.

Student- "I keep hearing that lady (Note: it was Mia Farrow) talk about Darfur, and I have heard that word before. What is it?"

Me- "A country in Africa where there is a genocide happening. People are being persecuted and murdered because of their culture."

Student- "Oh. I thought it was a university in the States."

Me- "No, that's Dartmouth."

Student- "Really? That's a funny name."

Note to me: SPEND MORE TIME EDUCATING STUDENTS ABOUT WORLD EVENTS!!

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Last Words...

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe