Whoa!! You misinterpreted something in my letter( or maybe Diane's).
Just because someone uses DBAE doesn't mean their lessons are "booky".
My classes are 6 weeks in length. We do 4 projects( one of them
multicultural), an artist report( a take home assignment) and journaling ONCE
a week. So you can see the majority of this time is "hands -on".
I do agree there should be balance. In fact , it's good to have balance in
many things in life.
P.S. I'm not the new kid one the block. I have approximately 18 years
experience in education. Read Reatha's letter (RWilk85411) It will make