Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Student Led Session

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It was great to see our first student led session in our Movies as Literature class. I think that because we have been doing this class for a while now, the students really know what is expected and how to lead it. Our first brave girl started us off and it was great to see her leading with such confidence. I only interjected once or twice with a few questions of my own, but other than that I was definitely a “silent partner” in this endeavor! Here are her questions.

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There was lots of literary value in The Scarlet Pimpernel and there were enough twists and turns in the plot to make it interesting. I enjoyed seeing how the discussion went and I always enjoying seeing the students chat in the chat bar. It doesn’t seem to distract from the class at all - however it does make it challenging for the person leading the class. These students participate for social reasons as well as the educational content and that is something that I support fully - I truly believe in learning from each other!
Last year we studied the French Revolution so this helped in adding context to the study of the Scarlet Pimpernel. 

There is such value in having the Google Doc open and reading other’s responses as well as adding to the document “real time”. The students covered everything from substance abuse to trust in marriage and many other topics as well. They answered the questions with thoughtfulness, honesty and sometimes humor ;)
I appreciate this class so much!
Blessings, Natalie

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