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SusanEttenheim said in March 11th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

I agree with you that Scott Adams is right about things that need to be changed. In our Elgg project, after a student finished the introductory entry this past week, she wrote, “I see that other people are writing about important issues that are relevant to our lives. Next week, I want to write about what is important.” Another student recently invited someone who complained about an issue to join an advocacy group. Teens do want to care and make a difference in the world. They need to stretch intellectually and be challenged to learn new things, but as you say, they also need time from memorizing the dates and places to be able to think and make a difference. “Be the change that you want to see.”

-and thanks for joining in the conversation at teachersteachingteachers.org!