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5 Questions: About OUR Youth and Communities...

5 Questions…

Whenever I have an issue with the climate of my classroom, I give my students a short lecture on the issue and tell them how things work in the real world.

For example, if my students are constantly breaking the rule “Follow directions the first time given,” I show them how it's important in the real world. I told them how I used to have a problem speeding, until I began shelling out hundreds of dollars on tickets, just to show them that there are consequences for our actions.

After my spew, I open the floor for 5 questions, before we start our first lesson. The goal of this activity is for students to ask questions about my concerns and why it’s important in our classroom. What usually happens is that they ask the same questions, we asked adults as kids.

That in mind, I have 5 questions for my readers to just think about.

1) What is a Community?

I was Born 1987, as a member of the Highland Park Community. I witnessed the last years of Mighty Michigan and the glory days of the inner city communities. I experienced how a community functioned. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was operable none the less.