Friday, January 25, 2008

Circleville HS Teacher Inspires Kids: Doesn’t teach them to break the law

A local teacher at Circleville HS took an idea from an episode of Oprah and made it her own. The assignment: See if $10 could make a difference and then write about it.

The Columbus Dispatch’s Mary Beth Lane reports:
She handed each student a $10 bill. You can keep it, she said, or you can donate it to someone or something. Or, you can pool your money with your classmates and identify a project you would all like to support. Or, ask your friends and family or the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs to match your $10 so that it grows into something bigger to help the community.

Then, write an essay on what you did with the money, how it made you feel, and whether it made a difference. (read the whole story)

According to the story, there is no deadline so we will have to wait and see what the kids do. Whatever it is, I am sure it will be a positive thing.

I was pleased reading this story. It is nice to see educators who take their position of influence seriously and use it to teach something positive instead of using it for political indoctrination

(ahem, I am looking at you, Erica Vieyra)

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