Challenge Kicks Off Discussions
Mrs. Wagner's Freshman English class recently had a challenge: Can you put toothpaste back into the tube?
The challenge is a metaphor for the actions and words that are spoken in our world. The toothpaste symbolizes our words and actions -- how they have lasting effects.
With the One Book One Community discussion of The Help and the emphasis on class discussion it is important to realize that a participant's words and actions have power. With that power comes the responsibility to treat others with respect and compassion. Even if a participant attempts to take back hurtful words or actions, there is a hurt that remains.