The lucky few are the ones who are too stubborn to follow the rules arbitrarily. They suffer the consequences for their rebellion, but might have a supportive other (typically a teacher or non-family adult) that provides just enough encouragement to keep them on their path, even when it proves to be treacherous. Walking that path alone is scary, lonely, and wicked hard.Let's not let these students walk the path alone. Take a few minutes to read the whole article - it's excellent.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Scary, lonely, and wicked hard
From "The educational value of creative disobedience" by Andrea Kuszewski at Scientific American: