Spandel against all odds
I loved her chapter 4 writings. I saw it as a realistic approach to teaching literature and writing. This hands on approach allows the students the options of choice and self-discovery. It makes me think of the new changes that have occurred at Minseapolis South High School since I did my observation hours there last year. They used to have vending machines that allowed the students to buy candy and pop. Recently though, they have replaced these machines with water, juice and fruits. By doing this, they were making the point that they want the students to have healthier habiti, but the result is a rebelion. This being the fact that the students were forced into the change rather than able to figure it out for themselves. This forcible learning ignores the students' needs to create personal schemas. I feel that this is Spandel's point throughout this chapter. Her lis of what they learn on page 44, includes both the good lessons and the tough ones. This realization that not everything will be an easy or perfect discovery for all learners. This is an important life lesson.
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