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I rarely jump in... but this business of classroom management is a big one. I
haven't had time to follow the discussion much but saw Sid's note to the
I wonder, with all the single parent families... the day-care life of
children... the chaos of standards (on earth).... how could we expect kids to
be anything but hard to manage?
I don't think that the idea of channelling their rebelliousness is quite as
doable as it may seem from a distance. The kids are sufferring from an
overabundance of knowledge that they don't know what to do with... most are
quite emotionally insecure. Their families aren't together... too many have
too little to count on and too few people who love them. The kind of
rebelliousness they feel is natural... and naturally hard to manage. And
naturally difficult to channel. Why be arrogant?