DSM: to David Rovner Re DSM Alternative teacher at a traditional school


Anna Babina (annababina@yandex.ru)
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 23:54:43 +0300


David,
Thanks for answer.
I guess you attached a file as it is said at the end of the letter. But I
failed to receive it because our messages first go to the mail robot and
then are forwarded to the whole list. So all attachments are lost! I'm so
sorry.

Anna
-----Исходное сообщение-----
От: David Rovner <rovners@netvision.net.il>
Кому: discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org
<discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org>
Дата: 18 декабря 2000 г. 15:48
Тема: Re: DSM: An alternative teacher at a traditional school

>Anna Shalom! (means peace -- is what we don't have)
>Your question reminds me Ayn Rand's chapter "HOW DOES ONE LEAD A RATIONAL
>LIFE IN AN IRRATIONAL SOCIETY? (1962) in her book "AYN RAND -- THE VIRTUE
>OF SELFISHNESS. Take a look at it, maybe you'll reach some conclusion
regarding
>your question.
>David (Haifa, Israel)
>
>
>---------- Original Message ----------
>
>Hello everybody!
>I'm a teacher from Moscow (Russia). I'm working for a traditional school
with strict
>rules, curriculum, authoritative mistress
>etc. But at my lessons I try to create warm atmosphere and democratic
rules. I don't
>make tests, students may miss our
>"English time" as I call it instead of "English lesson", students may do
whatever they
>want when they come, I just offer them
>activities, discussion topics and consultations.
>But I have problems with administration. I always hear things like "How can
you afford
>their sitting on the floor? They don't
>respect you!" etc But I feel that students need these English hours and
some even
>enjoy this time. I also do.
>So here comes my questions. How should an alternative teacher behave at a
>traditional school? Or may be you find it a
>useless work?
>
>Anna
>
>Attachment converted:
> "E:\LINGO\Attach\LNG76455.HTM"
>



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