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Making Civics Real Workshop 3: Public Policy & the Federal Budget  
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Teacher Perspectives: Role of the teacher

Leslie Martin: My role as a teacher in a situation like this is to set up a structure they can learn within--that they can bounce off each other to provide some grounding. [If, for example,] no one in the class knows what a word means or they need to connect it to the real world, I say, “Let me give you an example of how that works,” take their world experience and broaden it, and then take it back so that they can develop patterns. It’s a very different role from lecturing, from even giving a straight assignment with a rubric. At the same time, it’s a lot more challenging, a lot more interactive, and a lot more fulfilling for a teacher.

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