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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward
Comments Before and After: Before showing the movie ask the class to evaluate the various ways that characters in the movie paid it forward. At the end of the movie, tell students that there is a Pay It Forward Foundation with a web-site showing instances of paying it forward. See The Pay It Forward Experience. Discussion Questions: After the film has been watched, engage the class in a discussion about the movie. 1. 2. 3. For fifteen more discussion questions, click here. Assignments: Some of the discussion questions can serve as writing prompts. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Pay It Forward Kindness Project Submitted by Beth; Jeffersonville, IN This lesson plan will encourage your students to be a positive force in their community. Objective: To facilitate the part of our school’s mission statement that reads “Creating positive attitudes and developing self-esteem, allowing students to become a positive force in their community.” The project will support one of the school’s goals for this year, which is to increase parent and community involvement. This project will also promote social skills and character building skills. Type of Activity: Pay it forward: free downloadable lesson A new free downloadable lesson about the concept of ‘pay it forward’, incorporating reading, speaking, video, grammar and writing. ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Pre-Int level ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Intermediate ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Upper Int level This lesson starts with a short reading text about a recent event at a coffee shop in Canada, where some-one’s kindness in paying for the person behind them led to 288 people passing on the favour to the next in line. The lesson then uses the video above (no words, just music) to extend the idea, before focusing on defining relative clauses.

Pay It Forward: Young Readers' Edition — Catherine Ryan Hyde The Pay It Forward: Young Readers' Edition is pretty exciting, I think! In August of 2014, Simon & Schuster released Pay It Forward: Young Readers' Edition. It's the same book as the original, but edited down (by me) to a G rating. How to Pay It Forward: 4 Steps (with Pictures) Edit Article Edited by Ellen Etc, Krystle, Sondra C, Flickety and 37 others The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet we all want safety, health, and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones. How can one ordinary person—you or me—make a positive difference in this world? One way is the practice "paying it forward."

He Named Me Malala: Education Resources - National Geographic Society When 11-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai began detailing her experiences in the Swat Valley of Pakistan for the BBC, she had no idea what momentous changes were coming in her life. Her father, Ziauddin, a school founder and dedicated teacher, was outspoken in his belief that girls had a right to an education. As they continued to speak out against restrictions imposed by extremists, Ziauddin received constant death threats. But it was Malala who was almost killed, shot in the head by a gunman on her way home from school. Pay It Forward Discussion Questions 1. When Trevor first presents his Pay-It-Forward plan—as a way to change the world for the better—many dismiss it. Why? What does their dismissal say about Trevor's plan and what does it say about those wrote it off? Would you have dismissed Pay-It-Forward?

Pay it Forward This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Thai communication provider TrueMove H and the themes of giving, kindness and the Pay It Forward movement. Students predict a story, watch a short film, talk about giving and discuss quotes about kindness. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Pay It Forward (Grade 9) Anticipatory Set:Ask the students todescribe someslogans on banners orposterthey have seen that raise awareness about an issue or challenge others to do something good (related to education, the environment, health, poverty and hunger, or world peace, or civil rights). Examples: "All People Are Created Equal" or "Recycle" or "Good Planets are Hard to Find" or "Read a Good Book." Talk aboutwhether clever sayings or simplestatementsget their attention more. Ask whether abanner orposteris an effective way to teach others about issues. Why or why not?Introduce the theme of the day: Paying It Forward.Paying it forward, also known as serial reciprocity, refers to when people repay the service they receive bypassing it on to someone else.

How does it work? — Pay It Forward Day Many of you may have seen the movie ‘Pay It Forward’ or have read the novel of the same name, a story about a young boy who did 3 good deeds for others in need. In return, all that the child wanted was that they pass on the good deed to three other people and keep the cycle going. One good deed might not seem like much, but if everyone did something good for someone else, then the cycle of generosity and kindness can spark us to become better people. Pay It Forward Every Day Beyond academics, schools are the perfect place to spread random acts of kindness and teach our students the value in how we treat others. Last week, my school celebrated “paying it forward” and it was a huge hit with endless possibilities. On April 30, people the world over will be celebrating and practicing paying it forward, but more importantly shouldn’t we be aiming to do so EVERY DAY? See how easy it can be to start a random acts of kindness revolution! “International Pay it Forward Day is back for another year, on the last Thursday in April. Inspired by the book and movie Pay it Forward, it involves people performing acts of kindness for others without expecting anything in return.

Social Responsibility Lesson - Paying it Forward (Film) In this lesson, students watch the film (Paying it forward) and think about whether or not 1 idea can really change the world. They explore the issue of social responsibility and respond to various questions about the film. Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1619)Reflect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view (ACELT1620)Discuss aspects of texts, for example their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage (ACELT1803)

Catherine Ryan Hyde (Author of Pay It Forward) I'm the the author of 30 published and forthcoming books. My newest releases are Ask Him Why, Worthy, The Language of Hoofbeats, Take Me With You , Where We Belong, Walk Me Home, Subway Dancer and Other Stories, When You Were Older, Don’t Let Me Go, When I Found You, Second Hand Heart, The Long, Steep Path: Everyday Inspiration From the Author of Pay It Forward, Always Chloe and Other Stories, and 365 Days of Gratitude: Photos from a Beautiful World. Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition, an age-appropriate edited edition of the original novel, was released by Simon & Schuster in August of ‘14. It is suitable for children as young as eight.

Dear Teacher/Love Teacher (c)DearTeacherLT2013 (You may use the image if you link back to the blog and/or give credit to Dear Teacher/Love Teacher) Dear Teacher, Great Friday morning to you! How are you doing? Did you survive the week? Did you thrive this week? A Random Act of Kindness: Two Dollars Can Change My Life This morning at the local gas station, I experienced something that I haven’t in a long time, a random act of kindness that could change my life, if I let it. I went to get gas for my lawn mower. Only needing a little, I prepaid $1.50. When I got back to the pump and started to pump it, I saw the total shot up to $2.13, and my gas can almost overflowed. Figuring it was just a mistake, I went back in to pay for the extra.