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Turn chat off so no answers are shared.Explain that today, we are going to explore WHY YOU, as an individual, attend school. What are you getting out of it?Break students into individual breakout rooms. Have students work for 5-7 minutes listing all of the reasons that they attend school. Ask them to be honest!
Once students are finished in their individual rooms, break them into groups of 3-5 students. Have students share with each other their own reasons why they attend school,
Discuss these questions as a large group.Closing statement: When students make the connection between the skills and knowledge they acquirein school and how these will enhance their quality of life later, they will be moremotivated to attend school. If there are outside factors that motivate you, think of how you can integrate that with your motivation with schoolwork.
Have you ever thought of this question before?
• Discuss with your group the reasons you chose to
What is the purpose of school?
What are the characteristics of an excellent school?
How does school prepare you for later life?
What would you do if you were not attending school?
Are the reasons that you attend school the same as the
reason that school exists?
• How can school help improve your quality of life in the