How to teach a Calvin

Onechop4u drew an interesting connection to the comic strip character Calvin:

Calvin has a very active imagination and this contrasts sharply with the real world around him that contains people and rules. In public school, he is the terror of his teacher Mrs. Wormwood who realizes that he is very bright but that he refuses to study and prefers to recess to class and playing outside to homework. He routinely fails tests.

How do you deal with such a student?

This video has been around a while, so you may have seen it, but it’s worth a watch if you haven’t, and I think of Calvin everytime I see it.

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One response to “How to teach a Calvin

  1. It’s fascinating when he mentioned that all children are born as artists and they loose that ability as they grow up. When I was in kindergarten, we used to draw scenery that depicts a 2-D slice of the ground with brown line as the earth/dirt on the bottom then a layer of green line on top to depict the grass, then you have tree branches, people, animals, etc on the top. Once, I drew the green line under the brown and was immediately ridiculed by my classmates that I drew that in the wrong order, they didn’t understand that this was my imaginative representation of the grass as a seed and not yet have come to sprout out of the surface of the ground.

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