I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:
Q/A: You Should Act Happy Even When You Don’t Feel Like It?
Have student write a short paragraph where they agree or disagree with the idea.
Yes, I think I should act happy even when I don’t feel like it because…..
No, I don’t think I should act happy when I don’t feel like it because……
We have students, friends, relatives who are not happy. Happiness is a huge issue. Have your students watch the video Happiness is a Moral Obligation
by Dennis Prager
When the video is completed ask your students for their opinion. Is your opinion the same or different? Explain why. This can be verbal or written.
Dennis Prager believes that Happiness is a Moral Obligation. He gives several excellent reasons why. Reasons that most teens don’t think or have heard about.
To help your students remember what was said, provide the written article. It will bring back the memory of the visuals used of unhappy people. It also adds addition information. Hopefully it will make an impression on everyone who sees it. It will be thought provoking.
I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A. I use it for: