School Break: A Time for Personal Growth and Renewal (or Don’t Be An Idiot)
Risk taking by teens increases dramatically when they have time off from school at fall, winter and spring breaks as well as across the summer. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get teens to make good decisions and use good judgment when there is fun to be had. They are also notorious for rejecting attempts to talk with them about being responsible and contributing in a positive way. In this presentation for high school students, Dr. Wellborn uses satire, innuendo, teenagers’ expectations about adults who preach and off the hook graphics, images and video to grab their attention. He delivers a message that emphasizes the importance of thinking, planning and doing some good in the world. (This presentation is approximately 18 minutes long and is intended to be delivered in the days immediately preceding a school break.) Please don’t reproduce without referencing me.