As a youthful adult or old child I couldn't help but be reminded of a
St-Exupery phrase when I read (Dale Reed's):
>But I do not imagine you will have much luck getting the youngsters to
>contribute very much. There are exceptions like SwiftRain presently(or
>was last school year) at Sudbury but generally from the few cyber and
>off-line experiences I have had I conclude that oldsters and youngsters
>do not mix very well. Except for within their own families of course. It
>really is too bad for they have so much pleasure to give each other.
And it went :
>Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,
>and it is tiresome for children to be always
>and forever explaining things to them.
> - de Saint-Exupery,
> The Little Prince
One of the very few memories that I can recall of my school days was when I
had the pleasure of dictating the answer book to my algebra teacher (who
claimed he had lost it, or pretended so he could test me). I enjoyed that
teaching episode so much that I still remember it, not much else.
My suggestion here would be : If the two need to be mixed, put the kids in
"The end of labor is to gain leisure." Aristotle.
-- Gouin, d'Ottawa ON Canada. Futurist-at-leisure NOW. --