Cole could prove that he changed by telling the circle what he has gone through and how that he saw and felt what its like to be on the other side of being bullied
I disagree, Cole is trying to manipulate his way through the circle so he doesn't go to jail.
Cole could show how he feels by telling the truth. He could share his experience how he burned the fire... and regretted it. If he is honest with them he could show his mistakes and prove he has changed. He could let the circle view hos openly wounded body.
how can you burn fire
Cole can prove that he changed because he can say that he learned his lesson from when the bear attacked him.
Why would they believe him, Elijah?
Garvey and Edwin could tell the people in the circle what condition he was in when they found him on the island laying down in pain.
Cole could show that he changed by explaining to the Circle what has made him angry in his life and getting therapy to help with his issues and apologizing to Peter.
I think Cole is going to want the circle to take him as proof. In the end of part one Cole thinks, "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. His words would become his only proof." But i think his new attitude and thinking will help them realized he really has changed.
Cole changes his addtitude in the socratic circle. Once he finds out there's a way of getting out of jail, he suddenley act's nice.
The best way for Cole to prove to the circle that he has in fact changed is to show them all he had gone through. Showing the circle justice how much the bear had hurt him, how he had to eat a mouse, as well as food that he had thrown up just trying to survive, would give them a sense of how this one experience changed a lot about Cole. He should also honestly, apologize to everyone he had hurt.
Cole has to prove to them that his perspective about life and everything has really changed by telling them about the birds in the nest, the bear that attacked him, and all of his other experiences that happened on the island.