Topics for discussion during proctorship:
This is about me putting my values & ideas out there (as mine, clearly stated) in an attempt to mold students into someone better (define that, bitches) than me by example of what has worked, i.e. I made it with these values, you can make it with yours.
*What/who can be respected? Nazis? Mother Teresa quote (in every man is goodness if only you look hard enough–paraphrased)
*The Trades-metal, wood, energy (elec), water (plumbing), medical, what is necessary, learn one, why? Self-reliance, contribution, passing on learning, apprenticeship. What is a lathe? How does electricity work? What are the basics of plumbing? Nails vs screws. What it means (and indicates) to be a master. Quit being so fucking helpless!
*The environment & war (oil, water, resources, use of tactically), how are they linked? What impact do your actions have? Gas guzzler, water waster, your sons planet, 7th generation
*Animal care-feeding, care, treatment, behaviour mods (positive reinforcement, limited power of negative & punishment), applications to humans, prisoner handling, turning sources, treating family
*PLJ peaceLoveJoy-for what do we fight? Solzenhitzyen quote (line through every heart and through the human race denoting good and evil), balance in emotions, clear goals, treatment of self, self dialogue, trust and self reliance
*Thought clarity and speed, one sentence to turn in every day (show me clarity of thought and ability to create/write)
*Travel and reinvention (every new place you go you can re-invent, what qualities will you focus on?)
*Creation and art: visit a museum (Tara Donovan, MOCA) open your fucking mind beyond being a stone-cold warrior.
*No notes. Write it later, participate NOW!
*Cool / Not Cool, (from the class, with discussion. Start topics examples: skydiving, killing, money, rape, driving, friends, sharing, etc) derive values from these, place some topics in “depends” or “neither” or “neutral” category. Build their ethos for them, in front of them, and hold them to it for the rest of phase.