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Thank you for this post. I have no end of frustration when I see this behavior from some of my teacher peers. As you pointed out, we are socializing students to be compliant which, in my understanding, seems to be perpetuating a sense of helplessness and external validation. From the earliest years of kids' lives we need to be helping them to find the passions and interests that inspire them to work hard, exploring, discovering and thinking along the path to adulthood. If this type of learning becomes organic, kids will grow into adults who can handle the "gray" area and make critical decisions. Now, how do we do this in the system that we have? That,is indeed the challenge.
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