- Dr. Hazel Giusto
- Los Angeles, CA
- United States
Assistant Principal - High School, Alliance College Ready Public Schools
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What is the best way to deal with behavior that comes off improper or rude? Do we excuse people's behaviors because of their circumstances?
In the play "Tamer of Horses" by William Mastrosimone, Act 1/Scene 2, Georgiane, Ty's wife, argues that Hector, the runaway boy that they found in their barn, needs "a strap across his butt" for being a "wise-ass" while Ty contends that maybe Hector needs "somebody to treat him like a human being for no particular reason." As a high school, Alliance Gertz-Ressler engages all students, staff, parents, and community in 20 minutes per week where we all read the same piece of literature at the exact same time so that we may engage in thoughtful and meaningful conversations while making real-world connections beyond the classroom. We read only one section at a time per week so that we remain aligned. We would love to engage the broader community, including other educators and students who have either read this play, would like to join us in the paced-reading, or those who simply have thoughts on its real-world connections.