Publication: NY Daily News
Date: July 17, 2014
Summary: They’re called “students” and “teachers” for 10 months out of the year, but all 26 of the people who performed a rowdy rendition of “Frankenstein” on Thursday at Columbia Teachers College were simply “players.”Their modern multimedia mashup was the final product of nine days of a radical education experiment, designed to spur kids’ creativity by giving them more latitude to interpret and create.
“I would tell the teacher to turn off the screen, erase the board and let the students speak,” said Melissa Kingue, a 15-year-old drama student at LaGuardia High School on the Upper West Side. “Getting on your feet and doing something: that’s exploring.”
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