As long as I've got your attention with this whole "pulling teeth" thing, I thought I'd take it one step further and go ahead and tap the power of my peeps.
Next Wednesday I have to once again sit across the table from 8 "I'd rather be anywhere else than here" boys and attempt to engage them in
meaningful some kind of conversation.
One idea I had was to create a meme type of thing where I hand them a list of things to respond to, and then go around the table and have them give their answers.
Another idea I had was for me to watch 100 hours of Fred Astaire footage between now and then and dazzle them with my newly-learned softshoe skilz.
A better idea is probably to ask for your input. So here I go:
What activities, discussion topics or questions would you use to engage a group of 9th grade boys in conversation?
They don't all have to be faith related. I've got enough canned material from their workbooks to keep them busy for about 20 of those minutes. It's the last 20 minutes that are eating my Tums.