My experience with school in the 1950's and 60's left me questioning myself if I was smart. I didn't have confidence in myself in most of my K-12 life. I was an average student, shy. I grew up outside of Washington D.C. where girls were not allowed to wear pants and patent leather shoes. Really! My high school is still standing and looks like every other high school in the area. I know girls wear pants now but the structure, the teacher-centered classrooms - those are very similar to my experience.
It took going to college to realize that a more open-ended structure worked for me. Yet, it still ... more...
Last Comment By Dennis Imoto April 29, 2009 -- 10:42 PM