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Re: Adams...


From: mary maloney johnson (maloneymk_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 07 2004 - 04:29:53 PST

Hi Larry,

I've never read his writings. Can you suggest something? I will see what I
can find in my local library. I have a real vice in spontaneously clicking
"buy it now" in Amazon.

The differences between tutored children (and those who are home schooled
by conscientious parents) is pretty big. They have so much time to follow
their interests, time to find out what their interests are, immediate
responses from the adults in their lives and are able to learn by example
in that they usually spend more time around adults.. Did Adams go to school
in any way similar to the way kids do today? I would like to know. People
are more capable of brilliance than we see in our warehousing-school
situations. To be honest my feeling is that the absurdity of placing 30
kids in a room with one adult and expecting the needs and talents or all to
be effectively addressed is a dinosaur of an idea that is thrust on our
consciences every day.


> [Original Message]
> From: Larry Seiler <>
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
> Date: 3/6/2004 3:18:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Adams...
> >A small correction - it seemed so unusual that I couldn't imagine
> > I'd never heard about it so I looked him up-
> > He interpreted french for his father when he accompanied his father on a
> > diplomatic mission to Russia. He wasn't an ambassador.
> > Kathy
> thanks Kathy...I sit corrected. Went back and reread it. I remember he
> impressed me for being so young, and even a linquist is
> impressive...according to one history this is the pattern. Highlights and
> underscores that our schools should be most appreciative that I do not
> math!!! hahaha...
> "Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you
> Edgar Degas
> ---