An old man. A young man. Life’s greatest lessons.
Teenagers often think they have all the time in the world. They focus on things that benefit themselves: enjoying our favorite hobbies, spending time with our friends, and trying to get into a good college.
Sometimes teenagers are fortunately enough to have a mentor. Maybe it is a grandparent, or a teacher, or a religious leader. Someone older, patient and wise, who understands that you are young and searching, and is trying to help you see the world as a more profound place, giving you sound advice to help you make your way through it.
For author, Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Albom took his relationship with his favorite professor for granted, assuming he would always be around. It wasn’t until he saw a news story featuring Morrie that Albom realized his mentor was not only sick but dying. He decided to visit Morrie and ended up getting the most important lessons of his life.
This book reminds people that time is precious, and we ought to pay more attention to how we choose to spend it.
Participation is an absolute to make the most of this class. Participation happens in two ways: (1) through students speaking out loud OR (2) through typing in the chat log. Students may opt to what method of participation they prefer.
Homework expectations is approximately two hours weekly.
This class counts as 1/2 high school credit English, Personal Development or Elective.
Prerequisite: Students MUST know how to write a 5-paragraph expository essay for their final exam. We will not be going over HOW to write an essay in this class. Previous experience is expected.
Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
This class has been so great for my daughter. She loved the book and the assignments and was sad when the class came to a close. One of the assignments (interviewing an older person) was especially meaningful to both my daughter and the family friend she interviewed.
I highly recommend this class.