Lifeguarding is our tool to drive accountability among students. It’s critical for our students to become Green, to have classmates assisting them and “looking out for them” to help them get into the Green
- Students will be given a unique language to view “accountability” in a new, fresh way
- Students will learn the need to be proactive in looking out for classmates and friends to help them avoid entering a dangerous place or drowning (red)
- Students will be presented with an accountability challenge to go the whole school year without letting any of their teammates dip below a certain standard
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- What are classmates holding the standard called?
- Why do they instruct lifeguards to constantly keep their heads on a swivel?
- What are some warning signs classmates may show that indicate they’re sliding down through gray towards red?
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: What is the role of a lifeguard?
- Reflection: How can you help your classmates from going into the red?
- Action: Share the warning signs you will be looking for to help your classmates stay in the Green.
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.