Paper 2 - Ryan Glines 21659832 Maura Hart DL 6 3/11/08...

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Ryan Glines 21659832 Maura Hart DL 6 3/11/08 Paper #2: Minimizing Coercion Jonathan Erwin asks a very important question directed towards today’s education system and that is “How do we manage students’ learning and behavior while minimizing coercion?” First off, you need to know what the definition of coercion is. According to Webster’s, it is defined as the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance. Just by reading that definition one can figure out that this is something that schools shouldn’t be doing to get their kids to perform better or act more accordingly. To manage a students learning, the teachers must create an environment in which the class does not feel nervous or timid around others. People should never be put down for asking a question about something that they don’t understand. From my own experience I can remember kids asking questions and not only being frowned upon by classmates, but by the teacher. I can remember one teacher in particular who would be so cruel to you when you asked a question about something they thought should have been
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Paper 2 - Ryan Glines 21659832 Maura Hart DL 6 3/11/08...

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