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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Respect for different answers

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From: Benard Bowers

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002041809:14:05
Subject: Respect

The best way to get them to accept others is to put them in a situation where there answer is not the correct answer but one that they must support and defend. 1. Create situations where students select answers from a box of answers where there are several correct answers and several incorrect answers, but you must support whatever answer you pull from the answer box. The idea here is to learn that some students do not know that their answer or idea is not a valid or correct one but it is one that they belive in. 2. Those who have the correct answers must work hard to convince those with the incorrect answer that their answer is incorrect. They must develop a strategy to correct them without hurting any feelings or damaging any relationships. 3. Roles should be reversed until students have been on both sides of the questions. GOOD LUCK AND NEVER GIVE UP ON THE CHILDREN.

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