Designed with the classroom in mind, In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence - Classroom Edition is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people in one class period.
---------------------------------- Give this to those who will be the boys. A new method of dating offers the hope you won't have to waste as much time getting through the duds (a person your not interested in) to find the delights.That led me to create a new discussion style: “Speed Dating Discussion.” One set of students stays sitting in chairs while the other group rotates around.They spend a few minutes with one of the “sitting” students discussing the current topic on the board. It’s just like speed dating, but the goal is to end with debate, not a date. I had my “sitting” students sit on the inside of the circle so the other half could just rotate around the outside.They then had 2 minutes in which to state their question and give the answer which was then reciprocated by their partner.Discussions are the cornerstone of my teaching style."And even they admit that a lot of it is kind of bogus."Rachel Greenwald, an author and dating coach, thinks it's because most college "relationships" now occur within the context of a brief sexual encounter, or "hookup," as the youth say."Romance," she said, "has gone the way of cursive handwriting." A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that between 60 and 80 percent of North American college students have had a hookup, even though 63 percent of college men and 83 percent of college women said they would prefer a traditional relationship."In gearing themselves up for sex, they're draining themselves emotionally," Greenwald said. discard, to ignore, to swallow their emotions so they can participate in the anxiety-provoking but common dynamic which is the hookup culture."Lori Gottlieb, an Atlantic contributor, author, and psychologist, thinks it's because Millennials have been so coddled by their parents and teachers that they are now unable to accept others' opinions and realities.Speed dating has been popular in larger metropolitan areas in recent years.The people attending one recent speed dating session in a city say while they love their city, they all feel it is hard to meet new people.After the 5 minutes were up, the speed dating began.Each student had to move around the room and meet with another student (but not one who also had the same question as them).