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Re: Classroom Management & Creativity

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Wed, 19 May 1999 17:25:47 -0500

MaryB said exactly what I was thinking on the subject. And the quotes
are great, too. Even Henry Miller felt that limitations fostered
creativity - and he broke all the rules! He would not have been banned -
or had the same impact - without rules.

And as far as creativity in the classroom goes - any one out there want
to strangle Jerry Springer? I tried doing an 'art show' with 7th and 8th
graders. Thought it went fairly well except for fielding the Springer
ideas! And then our social worker today complained that our show "lacked
discipline", although the kids had fun. Of course I'm not quite sure
what she meant by lack of discipline - maybe I missed something? At
least I tried to use our new technology in the classroom - after all the
taxpayers paid for all this stuff and I don't see any one else in the
building attempting any broadcasts.

So when you do try something creative and/or new there are always a few
people ready to criticize your lack of discipline - hey they were quiet
and focused somewhat on the artists they were presenting- and no matter
how well you lay out your expectations - there will always be students
who push it too far.

Sorry to vent - but I'm feeling a little strained being the 'creative'
one in the building.

Vicky in Muskegon