The State of …

…our classroom, our school, our playground….whatever needs a ‘reflective moment’.

Have students, in pairs, small groups, or community circle – brainstorm or share what he/she thinks would need to be addressed in such a speech (like the State of the Union address on Tuesday Jan. 25).  Incorporate current events and language – approval rating, talking points, buzz words, etc.

Or…after the “State of the Union”, have students compare issues facing our country with issues each faces at school or in class.

Either way, this is a reflective practice beyond a “chillaxing’ moment.

Follow up with a ‘Suggestions Circle” or an “Action Plan”.