HEARD IN THE CLASSROOM

Luis feels it’s important to buy American and Will had a great idea to contact Oprah about In True Fashion and JAMAH . . . will the students follow their lead?

Students have been working on their designs and shared their thoughts about their progress . . .

“The best thing is the way we worked together.”
“Brainstorming and business planning with my group.”
“Being creative.”
“It looks like something I would buy.”
“I feel like I’ve seen this many times before and think we need to spice it up.”
“We need to communicate better.”

After discussing the importance of identifying your big picture, the students shared some of their own . . .

“Stay true to myself.”
“Complete college.”
“Make the winning bag for the contest.” (From Team Stvarno)
“To be able to stand on my own and help others stand on their own.”
“Freedom of expression and creativity.”
“Financial stability.”
“Give back.”
“Innovative thinking.”
“Reliable friends.”
“The ability to succeed.”
“Independence.”

And ways to pursue their big picture . . .

“Do well in school.”
“Find a mentor.”
“Be open to new ideas.”
“Go to college.”
“Take action.”
“Set goals.”
“Stay organized.”
“Always follow through.”
“Listen.”
“Promote diplomacy in teamwork.”
“Perserverance.”
“Be who you are.”

When asked what inspires them, the students shared a variety of designers, business moguls and company identities . . .

Steve Jobs
Target
Chanel
Nike
Gucci
Starbucks
Jay-Z
Hurley
Oprah
Coca-Cola
Prada
Got Milk?
Russell Simons
Dove
Richard Branson
Louis Vuitton
P. Diddy
JAMAH . . . looks like Sharareh shot to first place in the classroom contest!
Bill Gates
Coach
McDonald’s

When the forbidden phrase ‘No, but’ is overheard by a student his or her team will be subjected to a challenge, including pitching media to cover In True Fashion, setting up a 1-day business and fundraising. In effort to avoid this, students came up with alternatives . . .

“Yes, and”
“Have you considered . . .”
“Can you explain further?”
“What if . . .”
“How about . . .”