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Exploring emotional moments

What are the boundaries for exploring emotional effects in the class room? Students had been given a simple task for homework: 1. Have someone whisper in your ear – a poem, song lyric, any other text committed to heart. 2. Note down the sensation – not your feelings, musings, or a new poem – stay in the sensuous experience of the whispering. In class, they were asked to share their…

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Authority through ambiguity?

After I have invited the performers into my classroom I have both noticed and will now reflect upon the notion of authority created through performance with the students’ reaction central to my observations. I have realised that by turning my teaching into a performance, or by simply amplifying certain aspects of my personality (that is – according to the Sisters themselves what performance art actually is) then I can enhance…

My speech in Rhetorics about Sisters Academy

I chose my speech not to be very long because its more like a rhetorical conclusion and it doesn’t have to be long when its only supposed to make you question these two weeks: “In this universe you get so many impressions. So many things that makes you wonder. It can be good or it can be bad. But the question is; what can you bring with you? Which learning…

Dinner for the Performers

Today my class and I where going to make a Dinner for the performers at Sisters. Well, we were all by our selves (Our teacher had a sick child) and we should plan WHAT the performers were going to eat, and HOW we should serve and present it. Last time we made a dinner for the performers, it was a bit kaotic. We made a Food City, it was fun,…

Sisters Academy day #4 Confession Booth

Sisters Academy day #3 Confession Booth

An apt painting

S.M.I.A.

Mrs. Davis’ students were very special. They were told they were special on a daily basis. Their parents told them. The other teachers told them (as they should). Television presenters reminded them of just how special they were. The adverts in between the television programs they endlessly watched reminded them every 15 minutes of just how special they were and how they could use that individuality and ipseity to gain…

The first day

  A haze of steam shimmered and shone as it climbed it way from the morning grass toward the  warmth of the sun. It was an excellent way for children to clean their feet; cooling their soles as the as they walked on what felt like the softest and greenest of porcupines. Spring was dawning after the longest of winters. Long, dark horizons leered day and night over the landscape…