Posted May 12, 2012
An interesting thing about my school is that it's almost entirely boys. Of around 75 students, around 15 of them are girls. This gives the girls we do have an inordinate amount of power and somewhat less incentive to form friendships with one another.
So one of our administrators started a club called Girls Group. They have lunch once a month and talk about things like self-esteem and making good decisions. A recent field trip included going to the grocery store to shop for a menu they were given and discover how much that would cost, as well as getting bra fittings. I thought that last part was genius.
They're having their end of year lunch next Tuesday and all of the female teachers were invited to come and share our wisdom with the girls. I have a few ideas, but was really hoping you might have some more wisdom for me.
If you had the opportunity to address a group of teenage girls, what would you want to tell them?