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Tell the panel to put out their right arm extended in front of them. You do
Then direct them to place their thumb against the pointer finger (like the
Then tell them to place that hand symbol on their chin, but you place yours on
your cheek instead. Then wait to see how many folks did what you said and not
what you did. Ask is that your chin? (get feedback)
Why did you place your hand there?
Then go for the closure. You see we will most often do what we see and not
what we hear. This is why it is important to do the same thing you are telling
others to do. It is my philosophy to be an excellent role model and teacher.
In art I try to show not just tell. I check for understanding and get
I'm telling you they will love it. It is interactive, creative but not
intimidating to the non-art folks. Be sure to cover the main parts of lesson
presentation at the end, so they know you know how to drive home the point.
Good Luck. Let me know if you use it.
I use it with a peer mentor group called "Link Crew" to show the kids how
important it is to be good role models for other kids.
Suzette Milam - Porterville High, California