(My students reflect on and respond to two quotes a week as part of their homework.)
The one from Oprah Winfrey states:
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
On Fridays the students discuss the quotes from the week. Sometimes they have fantastic, deep, thoughtful ideas to share. Other times I wonder if we were all reading the same quote. No matter what, it has always been an interesting discussion and one most of them actively participate in.
Their responses to the Oprah Winfrey quote were apt and showed them making connections. Sadly, most of those connections were to Hannah Montana or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Not the most high brow discussion.