Recently, Dan O. Root II Elementary School hosted Jump Rope Jill for a Red Ribbon Week assembly. I have never seen such a blatant display of peer pressure and public humiliation.
When a student volunteer tried a tricky jump-rope move, he looked to Jill and said, “I can’t do it.” She mimicked him and told him not to be a whiner in front of the entire school assembly. She allowed student volunteers to come on stage, yet when the time came for a teacher participant, she allowed a student to choose the next “volunteer.” When that teacher shook her head no, Jill allowed the students to stand and yell, “Do it! Do it!”