Friday, February 25, 2011


Scenes from a field trip to the public library:

**Students in small groups, crowded in shelves, whispering over open books, shhing each other when they get too loud.

**Wide eyes after students leave a session about the revolution in Egypt: synapses firing, connections being made.

**A grandmother convincing her two-year old to "share" the vacuum toy with one of our students as a ploy to get him to leave without crying, and as a result, showering our kids with praises.

**A community member glaring and glaring at our students doing research, which were apparently interrupting her games of computer solitaire.

**Open faces, real dialogue, our kids acting like adults because they are being treated like them.

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