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Student C and Student E

The elementary teachers praise Student C. Student C is compliant, calm, competent and composed. She is marvelous, wonderful, a favorite. She wins awards and trophies, and I mean a lot of them. Student E is exasperating, on their last nerves. She is easily excitable, enthusiastic about eels and elephants. They speak ill of her in the student lounge; she is difficult to teach. She never places or wins an award in elementary school. Student C gets married, stays home, raises compliant children. These children raise compliant, cautious children. Student E is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a trendsetting CEO. She develops a foundation to encourage innovative students. She honors students who have a keen interest in something. It could be eels or elephants, or it might be ESP and space travel. Student C’s complaint children try to get into Student E’s school. They are rejected, for they have not developed their thinking brain. Of course, they do comply. They do follow the rules. They are calm, and they still win the trophies. Hopefully that will be enough.

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Date: 1/14/2022 8:34:00 PM
This is so true of many students I experienced while I was teaching. Some of those who had the most difficulty in classrooms went on to become very successful in the "real" world while the opposite was true as well. One example. A very bright girl who should have excelled at anything she chose to do wound up crippled, an alcoholic!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/14/2022 11:06:00 PM
It is never something anyone can predict, but creative, zany out-of-the-box thinkers usually do not fit in well in school boxes.
Date: 1/9/2022 9:45:00 AM
wow, that is GOOD stuff, Caren. i personally would relate this to what's happening in the world today because I do not comply. Love how student E came out on top
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/9/2022 7:05:00 PM
Thank you my friend! I like noncompliance myself.