It’s Chris, just dropping in to let you know about our recent visit to Athlos Leadership Academy. Last Tuesday we had the opportunity to speak to 500-600 students, 2nd-9th grade, over 6 different periods, 45 mins each.
It was COOL! Here is how we did it:
We had a lot of funny things happen. One in particular I remember is this… I would ask the students how long it took to build the pyramids… I would always follow with, “We don’t really know, but we do know they were built BRICK BY BRICK.” Well, when I asked the 3rd graders, a young man raised his hand and said with all the confidence in the world, “4,127 years.” His look and tone were SO convincing. Another funny one was after the 2nd graders. We had a little time remaining and opened it up for questions. The first boy to speak asked if he could get up and share an example of a fear of the unknown. He came up and said, “One time I was opening a present from my brother and I found a bee hive in it.” OHHHH it was on then! All the 2nd graders raised their hands wanting to talk about presents they have received.
We had a blast!
I told them to raise their hands and Boooo me. Weird combo.