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Lesson Plans

student independence

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Sandra L. Eckert (seart)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 08:11:39 -0400

I really must agree with you about the students' "anti-establishment"
attitudes. I often remind my peers that it is really the "job" of the
adolescent to rebell...that's the only way that they can learn or desire
independence. And when kids come to class all fired up about some perceived
injustice, I often can "disarm" then with the same observation...they often
have to laugh at themselves. I think that educators often forget the
complex creatures we are, and are dealing with! I for one enjoy the passion
and energy that kids bring to my classroom, and try to find ways to channel
that energy into expression, or problem solving on a higher level than basic
anger (although their anger is a really good catalyst for change). Of
course some of our best and brightest art students are the most vocal and
rebellious! And thank goodness they have our discipline to find a voice
and refuge in!


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