With so much attention around being Green, students often feel they can’t ever have Red moments. The truth is, Red is a real emotion and there will be times students may feel frustrated, annoyed, bothered, etc., students need to know that’s normal but also understand how to respond in their red moments.
- Students will learn the difference between someone who is “Red” vs someone who is “Green” having a “Red” moment. There’s a difference
- Students will gain a perspective shift on how to respond to adversity or various Red moments
- The students will begin the process of improving their Run from Red speed (their bounce-back speed). Because everyone has “Red” moments, Green leaders just bounce back quicker
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- Green leaders may experience red moments, but they don’t _______.
- What are the four major identifiers that help us identify if a Green classmate is simply having a red moment?
- What does it mean to feel convicted?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: Is it ever okay to be red?
- Reflection: How long does it usually take you to move on from a red moment and back into the green?
- Action: What will you do this week to build up your Run from Red 40-yard dash time?
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.