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ERIC Number: EJ941216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Teach a Man to Fish
Natural, Jim
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n2 p59-61 2011
Everyone observes rituals. There are birthdays, anniversaries, and special holiday activities where families gather together. There are also the private or personal rituals that were accidentally established but now have become constant markers in one's lives. Often, some chance encounter can lead to lasting change. This is true of mentors and the young people whose lives they touch in powerful ways that span the years. The author has seen such rituals emerge in 30 years of working with young people. The end of January marks a ritual that he and his wife have kept for over 20 years: a birthday dinner with a former student. In this article, the author tells the tale of this example from his experience. This is an account of the resilience of a cast-off kid. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A