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Re:'re surprised about the clas. management th

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Alix E. Peshette (apeshet)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 12:02:30 +0000

> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 10:57:57 -0800
> To:
> From: gbogus (Gary Bogus)
> Subject: Re:'re surprised about the clas. management thing?

Gary Bogus wrote:
> I have enjoyed the debate and particularly respect those writers who
> were able to gently translate hyper zealousness into practical
> understanding. Lost in this, however, was Mark's lovely message
> about teaching all children...he has consistently shown how to make
> art learning a respected, caring environment within the whole school
> culture. Boy, my image of him changed when he talked about the earring and
> ponytail!

I think I always evisioned Mark with a ponytail and earring and
thought that it was part of his charm! :-)


> Bunki/Jim,
> "Top-lofty" was my favorite term describing Ken's post. There has been a
> certain circular referral here, and "tone" and "respecting the milieu
> you're in" seems to be a sub-text. Passionate discourse from all points of
> view is terrific! But incipient academics need to lsiten to themselves in
> the context they are being heard. I'm sure Kevin would not talk to his
> classes in the tone he used here; although I respect some of his
> ideas...they certainly are not new to me...the provocative statements,
> "zingers" and lofty tone swallow up the good points. Remember the "medium
> is the message"? and "language is a virus"?

> J. in B. (had enough rain?)