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Lesson Plans

RE: demystifying

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D Sterner (dsterner)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 16:26:59 -0400

My favorite is when the kids ask "Is this good?" I always answer "what if
I was an idiot - you'd be stuck with my opinion - lets discuss what makes
your project good" We review the criteria together.

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> In a message dated 10/21/99 2:09:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << I find that they do not want to think. When offered a project that
> > demands
> > some input from their creative, or even just mnemonic powers, they
> > seem
> > baffled. Education in schools is too rote, creative thinking is not
> > encouraged.
> > Artie >>
> It seems like I need to take at least 10 minutes to answer "any
> folling instructions, but most of the questions are "Can I do...?" and it
> really a brainstorming session. My answer to all these "Can I's" is YES,
> YES, YES! Try it! Do It! Sure! They seem so afraid to be simply
> Too much concern with the right answer? I don't think so. Fear of
> approaches. Going out on a limb. Doing something unique. Expressing
> themselves. Everyone wants to "fit in."
> MP

My standard response to "Can I ..." is "I don't know, can you? I'd love to
see you try it!"