Mr. Simonet gives his students a year-long assignment: "Think of an idea to change our world - and put it into ACTION!" He creates this assignment to prove to his students that, despite their age and current situation, they can indeed change the world. Mr. Simonet inspires his students by suggesting that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
Sheldon, Leonard, and Howard visit a classroom in an attempt to encourage young women to pursue a career in the Sciences. They fail to gain the class' interest, partially because they don't introduce the Sciences in a way that resonates with the students.
A student in Louanne Johnson's class asks her what the prize is for reading poems. She states that learning is the prize and explains to her students how learning will benefit them in their lives. Her explanation encourages her students to better themselves.