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Old 03-15-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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I too have worked in a rural setting with students who have little "social exposure" as you put it. But I found that their insights about the ups and downs of life were quite meaningful and sometimes I was blown away by their simple wisdom and matter -of -factness . Try taking each child seriously wherever they may be -- it is their reality that makes their writing important. Maybe we , the teachers , need more social exposure to understand and value their experiences. Helping siblings at home can be a crucial writing topic, no matter your social status.I have found that the true art of teaching is found when we are able to bring the best of our skills and knowledge to the individual needs of each student, always keeping a framework as our focal point . Even "socially deprived" students can write beautiful prose if supported and respected.
 
 

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