Week 36 -- "Why Good Reputations Matter"-- Grade 10

Week 36 -- "Why Good Reputations Matter"-- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: Why Good Reputations Matter

Brief Summary: This lesson discusses with students the importance of understanding how to maintain a good reputation.  According to Forbes magazine, “Your actions + what others say about you = your reputation.   This formula is something that is very powerful and has the ability to determine success in school, friendships and in life.  When applying for schools, scholarships and even jobs, a recommendation from another person is often needed so reputations can be a powerful thing.  Students will review videos of teens discussing steps to take to have a good reputation as well as ways to become more aware of what you put online and how it can affect your reputation.  Students will be asked to identify if they have been judged before inaccurately based off of their reputation.

Shared vocabulary:

  • Reputation- the beliefs and opinions that others have about you
  • Trustworthy- able to be relied on as honest or truthful
  • Opinion- a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge

Key Takeaways:

  • Reputation comes from the Latin word reputationem, which means “consideration.”
  • Teens reputations are online and in person, so they need to be aware of social media posts that can make others judgemental.
  • Be sure that everything shared is a positive reflection of what your teen wants his/her reputation to be
  • If teens don’t like how others are perceiving them, they should reflect on the origins of these perceptions

Continue the Conversation:

  • How would your peers describe you?
  • How would your teachers describe you?
  • How would your parents describe you?
  • Do your peers perceive you one way and your parents/teachers and other adults in your life differently?

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