1. Pre-Study Survey:
A week before beginning the re:View series, use the handout “reView_00_PreStudySurvey.pdf” (on the “01_Numb_culture” DVD) to gather some information about your students. This will help you identify appropriate popular culture examples to use while teaching re:View. Make sure your students don’t put their name on the worksheet – this handout should be confidential. It will probably take 5-10 minutes for your students to complete.
2. Teaching re:View:
Take the leader’s guide as suggestions. Feel free to think of better ways to tailor the study for your particular audience. We know you work with your students every week – adapt it to them. Resist giving “the” answer when leading discussions. Guide your students to think critically. A key assumption inherent within the series is that students learn best when discovering truth on their own. Finally, don’t be afraid to leave the leader’s guide if a teachable moment comes up. Some of the most valuable truths are learned in “guided” off-topic discussions.
3. Thought-Provoking Media:
Use the media to generate discussions. The unique formula of re:View is the use of short films and teaching videos by Dr. Bill Brown. These films and videos are designed to not only communicate content, but also to reach today’s student, causing him/her to think. Rather than listening to a yak-yak “talking-head” lecture, we want to entertain and engage them through thought-provoking images, challenging ideas, and real-world questions.
After teaching re:View, we’d love to know what you thought! Please go to the re:View Facebook page or click the link below and give us feedback, sugesstions, ask questions, etc. We can even get you a conversation with Dr. Brown if you like. He loves engaging those who are using re:View.