From the President:
“Eaton Academy serves students who benefit from a more customized model of education designed to meet their personal needs.” Those personal needs are academic, social, emotional, and physical.
In previous blogs, we introduced “B” for Befriend only those that bring out the BEST in you. Now it’s time to continue your journey of being your “Potential BEST” by engaging in the following activities specifically designed to meet your personal needs.
CONTINUED “Befriend” Activities:
- Use your Facebook or Twitter account to interpret, analyze, differentiate, assess, and/or examine comments made by others. Determine whether they are positive or negative comments. Document your answers in your three-ring binder. V and K/T
- How do they make you feel?
- How could specific comments be reworded to be more constructive?
- Discuss ways to handle yourself if a ‘friend’ says or does something that is hurtful to you. A
- List and explain at least three ways to bring out the best in your friends. A and K/T
- List and explain at least three ways to make sure you are “befriending” the people who bring out the best in you. A and K/T
- Search YouTube and find examples of people in your age range making good choices about making friends. Show examples of people making poor choices about making friends.
V and K/T
The goal is to use activities that encourage you to think about how you make friends. Create your own activities that are not listed. Decide whether they are an auditory, visual or kinesthetic/tactile activity. It will help you learn what type of learning activity you prefer and how you naturally learn and absorb information.
LAST “Befriend” Activity
- Create a “BEST” board that you can add to for a period of time. V and K/T
- Take or display pictures of yourself with positive friends and role models. V and K/T
- Write and display a short story of friendship. V and K/T
- Draw and display scenes of friendship. V and K/T
- Videotape a group interaction and analyze the verbal and non-verbal interactions. Note positive and negative comments. V, A, and K/T
Next week, we will provide “Excel” activities.