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February 2010 | Volume 67 | Number 5
Meeting Students Where They Are Pages 50-55

"The Strive of It"

Kathleen Cushman

What conditions inspire teens to practice toward perfection?

In a high school on the west side of Chicago, a 9th grade boy named Joshua is describing the thing he does best in life. I am in Joshua's classroom, and 28 students are sitting in a circle with me. "I'm real good at architecture," Joshua says matter-of-factly.

I am startled, even skeptical. Architecture in 9th grade?

 

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