“What are some ways you can show courage? What are some ways you can show someone your gratitude? Imagine you are feeling sad. What are two things you could do to cheer yourself up?”
Self reflection is one area where the Brown Memorial Tutoring students are showing off their Super Hero abilities. We are starting each session this year with a question of the week, asking students and their tutors to discuss and journal about thought-provoking questions. We are seeing charitable, kind and compassionate writings in this work which simultaneously reinforces our students’ writing, spelling and editing skills.
For example, one student wrote, “One way I can show gratitude is by helping people when they really need it. Another way I can show gratitude is by giving encouragement.”
In response to the question, “Imagine you are feeling sad. What are two things you could do to cheer yourself up?” another student wrote, “When I am sad I take a deep breath and play with my dog.”