Help Others (Assist) = Service
LARONN demonstrates this character trait. He is patient with teammates who struggle with their responses (shots) and gives a thumbs up or "Good Job" when a teammate gives a correct response (scores)! He is truly a joy to have as a student (player). AND...he made me so very proud as a teacher (coach) at a recent all-school assembly. His peers were not appearing to demonstrate respect or attention to the performers, but Laronn used his frontal lobe to control himself by not engaging with his peers. Instead he watched the entertainers intently. OUR CHARACTER IS REVEALED WHEN NO ONE IS REALLY WATCHING or WHEN EVERYONE ELSE IS BREAKING THE RULES. Any coach would be lucky to have Laronn as a player. Thanks, Laronn, for putting a smile on my face and in my heart!
*I use sports' analogies with my studets. School is a lot like being a player on a team and teachers are coaches just as coaches are teachers. Sometimes it makes more sense when we use analogies. And sometimes it makes life more fun!