Stamina: We need you with us for the long haul
This lesson plan is focused on how we can brace for lifetime's worth of hard work. Shifting our perspectives to recognize that we're one piece of an inter-generational relay race can help us avoid burnout. I'm sharing some of my favorite strategies for handling the hard days, some of the typical pitfalls that can trip folks up. I'm talking about Hope as our most valuable (and most fragile) resource as activists, and some strategies to protect and manage it.
These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.
This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. . The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.
This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing
This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.
Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!