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Brie Stark's picture

I think that one of the

I think that one of the beauties of having an emergent classroom is that the discussion can go off in an unexpected direction.  While I agree with you that it is a necessity to have a few goals to obtain during the lesson, the development and learning process of students delving in different directions could be beneficial.  I think a loose goal or ambition is a great tool to help guide the developing process.  In emergence, I think it's plausible and desirable that teachers learn just as much as students do during a lesson -- and they can, by letting students (who are diverse genetically and environmentally) contribute ideas that the teacher, who is notably different, may not have thought of.

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