Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ch. 10: A Real Alternative

This chapter speaks of the need for education to "look and feel" different from the traditional model for some kids.  As I read this chapter, a few quotes really stood out to me.
Most teenagers... want to feel connected to, and supported by, caring adults. (p. 81)
Lacking formal support, some teachers grow weary of battling school cultures characterized by anonymity. Others never take up the fight. (p. 81)
"Our success has been about relationships from the beginning, and it still is." (p. 81)

I'm looking forward to learning your thoughts on these or other quotes that stood out to you, too.

The discussion (p. 82-83) of the so-called stigma sometimes attached to alternative schools was interesting also. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this as well. 

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