Every Monday is a New Topic
Learning and Creativity
To have students describe a situation in which they needed guidance and supervision to complete a task, to discuss the positive aspects of being led or supervised, and to suggest ways of seeking supervision when they need it.
Out topic today is, “A Time I Was Glad I Had Supervision.” Frequently, we like doing things without anyone telling us how or when to do them. We can be our own leaders. But there are other times when it’s very helpful to have someone there who has the knowledge, the skills, and perhaps even the authority to give us guidelines and helpful suggestions. Can you remember such a time? Maybe you didn’t know how to finish a project, were having trouble mastering a difficult move in sports, or were trying to cope with a tough emotional situation. You needed and wanted someone to give you encouragement, show you the next step, coach you while you practiced, or listen and offer advice. Take a minute to think, and see if you can come up with an example from your own experience. The topic is, “A Time I Was Glad I Had Supervision.”
— What similarities did you notice in the situations we described?
— What would happen if you tried to accomplish some thing without help when you clearly didn’t have the knowledge or skills?
— When you know you need help and supervision but there’s no one around to provide it, how can you go about getting the help you need?