The Teen Bill of Responsibilities is based on a single premise: If you have rights, you have responsibilities. It is intended to be used as a workbook. The Bill of Responsibilities books, as well as the course, are based on the Socratic Method. That is, questions are asked and the reader fills in the answer. This allows readers and students to come to their own conclusions and realizations at their own pace. Because of this unique presentation, the answers to each question will be different for each person, depending on his or her own experiences. This also makes the learning experience more relevant because the answers - and, therefore, the understanding, or meaning, derived from those answers - will be based on the readers' experiences and t the author's.
Stephen Smoke is the author of The Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, The Teen Bill of Responsibilities, The Corporate Bill of Responsibilities, and Ping Ping Panda: The Power of Personal Responsibilities (co-author). The FREE downloadable Teen Bill of Responsibilities Course (based on the Teen Bill of Responsibilities book) has been taught in several Los Angeles area schools since 2006. He is also the author 31 books, including 21 novels, published mainly by major New York publishers, including Warner Books and HarperCollins. He has also written and directed feature films.