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Re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0397.  Thursday, 5  May 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Wednesday, 4 May 1994 11:30 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0384  Re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
 
(2)     From:   Bruce Avery <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 May 1994 13:01:06 -0800
        Subj:   Re- New Shakespeare
 
 
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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
Date:           Wednesday, 4 May 1994 11:30 EDT
Subject: 5.0384  Re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0384  Re: New Shakespearean Knowledge
 
I think that all we have to do is look back at some of the wonderful bloopers
in our own e-mail transmissions and we might be a little less willing to laugh
at our students. I *did* laugh, but it's not a laugh I enjoyed.  Sorry to be
a spoil sport.
Bernice W. Kliman
 
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From:           Bruce Avery <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 May 1994 13:01:06 -0800
Subject:        Re- New Shakespeare
 
To John Boni:
I agree with your caveat about making fun of students.  I've always felt that
if my students don't know something I tried to teach them, the fault is mine,
not theirs.   Ridicule slung at them is only a way of laying the blame for
one's own failures someplace else, as if we were villains on necessity; fools
by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical
predominance, and failed teachers because of MTV.  And yes, I'm more than happy
to be a wet blanket, if it means smothering flames like these.  If students
don't know anything, it's because they haven't been taught.  We're teachers.
Causality pretty clear in this case, no?
 
Soddenly yours, Bruce Avery
 

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