Standards keep you from Sinking

Object Lesson

Take an orange and ask the class what it will do if you put is in a container of water (sink or float). Put in the orange and notice it floats. Write different standards on the peel with permanent maker, all around the orange (so now your one orange has many standards written on it). Now peel off the skin, taking the standards with it. Ask the class if it will sink or float. Put the peeled orange in water. It will sink. You can discuss how our standards keep us afloat and help us and they do not pull us down. At times many think they prohibit us, but they really save us (like a life jacket). Once we shed our standards, we’ll sink like the orange. From Vickie at

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