I would suggest that all the "discomfort" experienced by Stegeman in his travels and classroom experiences arises because of HIS sheer ignorance of the facts of History and the possibility that his own white skinned comfort zone is, possibly for the first time, being challenged. Is it possible that previously unknown information is affecting individuals of a race of people in becoming equally educated regarding their history with their peers. Additionally, he was likely uncomfortable because he realized that he was being held responsible for his words. The day is gone when one or even a dozen men's prejudices can stop the birth of people into their potential and self awareness.
Good teachers know that clapping and chanting is a means of rousing a student's energy and bringing their awareness to the present and to the team spirit of involvement. Integrating the group's focus is a method by which a classroom becomes most productive . Sound, movement, breath are all important steps to encourage a student to THINK critically --this exercise integrates both sides of the brain into awareness. This is the goal of education and the CULT OF DEVELOPING THINKING CAPACITY !!!
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