Responsible Decision making
How does being able to publicize classroom happenings from your perspective motivate you academically?
Responsibility – Dwayne Hamilton
Not needing to be pushed anymore
Dwayne says, “I don’t need anyone to push me anymore”, are you able to do things you need to do without being “pushed”? Why do you think it is important to learn to do things without being told to?
Watch this video with comments from Dwayne’s uncle, Everett Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton says, “I was able to communicate to him [Dwayne] how to effectively take responsibilities for his actions”. What did Mr. Hamilton ask Dwayne after he was suspended from school? Why do you think this worked for Dwayne? Why is it important to take personal responsibility when problems arise?
Building relationships through music
In the story about Dwayne, we see that one of his creative outlets is writing and producing music. Read this short article and watch the video about a teacher named Quan Neloms. Besides just teaching students about music, what are some things you see that Mr. Nelums helps his students succeed? Why do you think he is effective?
Developing relationships through building
Dwayne’s teacher, Ms. Glenn discussed that Dwayne was possibly going to join a gang. She says, “Dwayne needed some help and I stepped in”. We do not see in the video how Ms. Glenn actually “stepped in”, what do you imagine she might have done? Ms. Glenn had to find a way to reach Dewayne effectively. What advice do you have for an adult who is having trouble reaching someone your age?