With this subject matter it would be easy for the students to dismiss Mike’s presentation. However, Mike put the students in the position to respond to his inquiries and actions. Therefore, his message carried the credibility of the endorsement of the peer group. (example: the girls let the boys know that Mike was right). I think that the students were most impacted by the realization that they may have done something offensive to someone that they care about. Kids are so insecure when it comes to personal relationships. I am in the process of sharing the literature with the seven districts in Licking county. I believe that the message is solid, valuable, and delivered in a professional, caring manner.
Asst Dir for School Improvement
Licking County Educational Service Center (OH)