Monday, January 12, 2009

The plot

Kids basically say what they want. There is no way to bleep out what they say or put in one of those replacement phrases you sometimes see on televised editions of movies. Unlike a lesson plan, you can't plan what kids will say and how it will come out. Kids have no sense of the concept of censoring themselves. For example, who would think that 'David Hasselhoff' would come up as an example of something that is real as opposed to fantasy when talking about the difference between the two genres of literature?

This is a place for me ponder the thought process that went into a phrase or incident I encountered during my teaching experience. Both the mind and mouth tend not to have boundaries in the average elementary aged child. 

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