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Library

Below are a developing electronic library used by the Office of the Judicial Administrator. We believe these resources can be used to foster introspection and growth in students who have made a questionable choice or choices. In keeping with Baxter-Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship, the OJA recognizes that most students will be on a spectrum of development from external determinants of identity to internal determinations. It is our hope to encourage students to explore their own beliefs and values in relation to these choices, as well as their role within the larger community.

SHORT STORIES

  • The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
    • Probation curriculum prompt: Does Louise’s reaction surprise you? Can you imagine that someone would react to her news in that way? How would her life have been different—the life she now imagined living—compared to the life she found herself in before the news?
  • Sweetness by Toni Morrison
    • Probation curriculum prompt: How can society impact our behavior—even against our better judgment? How do we embrace responsibility in light of such overarching issues?
  • Miss Temptation by Kurt Vonnegut
    • Probation curriculum prompt: Discuss the connection of personality and behavior. What role does perspective play in our actions? How “true” is perspective?
  • Recitatif by Toni Morrison
    • Probation curriculum prompt: Discuss ambiguity and how powerfully perspective has impacted Twyla’s and Roberta’s lives. How could they each remember Maggie so differently?


TED TALKS


SONGS

  • Renegades by X Ambassadors.
    • Lyrics: https://goo.gl/Sdb4yx
    • Discuss the difference between rules created to promote safety and community and “rules” that confine creativity and self-expression. Discuss consequences and taking responsibility for your actions if you do choose to break the rules.