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Students get their most creative when writing their excuse notes, so why not tap into the creativity with a class in writing excuse notes? Brilliant.

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deckardcanine
Jul. 25th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
That's the sort of thing I dug late in elementary school, when I read Bart Simpson's Guide to Life and The Great All-Time Excuse Book (which was more about smartarse comebacks). But while younger children seem freer with creativity, high schoolers might come up with better ways to "fool" adults. I might want to sit in on such a class.
tgif007
Jul. 26th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
I clicked through to the original Reader's Digest article and was quite impressed.

It wasn't that he was teaching them how to write a more believable excuse note (that definitely would not have gone over well with the superintendent when he showed up!), but was using the concept to motivate them by getting the to write excuse notes for all types of famous situations of the past.

I just wish we had more brilliant and dedicated teachers like this in the public school system - maybe I wouldn't worry so much about the future of the country if we did.
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