Re: What is chaotic? Why do kids need a wizard?

From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 23 Oct 1996
Time: 13:32:30


Hi Jess--

I want to ask you to elaborate on the two points you made, "But until the basic structure (I know overused word) of the 5th dimension is set up, we just have to deal with the chaos. But I hope that some bugs are worked out of the system and the whole on-line wizard thing works out for the next class, because this has been a very tiring experience so far. (but also very rewarding)."

I have several questions:

1) What do you specifically percieve as being chaotic? Do you percieve chaos in the class? at Barrios Unidos? Both? What is basic structure do you need? What do you mean by "bugs"?

2) You mentioned "wizard." Why do you think kids need a wizard? What role it may play? Do you see positive and negative consequances of having a wizard?