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Lesson Plans

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Roy Liebergen (rllieber)
Sun, 02 Nov 1997 11:04:06 -0600

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I've been reading the letters about the volunteer artist in the
classroom with interest and dismay. The classroom teacher has taken
quite a beating here, based on the volunteer's vision of what happened
during her time in the classroom. I just want to volunteer a thought.
It always amazes me that as educators we all know about the different
styles of learning, all students are not alike and have different needs
that must be met, but when we deal with adults we seem to forget that.
I don't think we all teach the same way and I think a volunteer, no
matter how qualified, has quite a different agenda than the teacher who
is responsible and held accountable for the learning of the children.
What happened in that room before the artist entered? We don't know,
and I don't think we should be calling the unknown teacher names nor
should we be trying to make her appear stupid. Carol

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