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1 By: Katie Noel, Victoria Scott, and Ari Seelinger

2 Speak Melinda experiences rape at a party. She becomes so traumatized that she cannot speak Melinda refuses to say anything to other students, teachers, and her parents. Her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, encourages students to be outspoken and free thinkers Using artwork, and with the help of Mr. Freeman, Melinda begins to come to terms with what happened. Eventually, the artwork saves her life

3 Does this inspire you? re=related re=related

4 Good Will Hunting -Will Hunting grows up an abused foster child -He is a genious -Blames himself for his miserable upbringing thus loathing himself to the point where he sabotages his professional and emotional lives. -after a criminal act landing him in prison, he finds himself in the hands of a therapist, The genie from Aladdin… just kidding. Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) -Maguire confides in Will an important detail which creates a relationship unlike any Will has ever had.

5 It’s not your fault ZFHw&feature=related ZFHw&feature=related

6 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The protagonist, Oskar Schell, loses his father in 9/11 He finds a mysterious key in an envelope in his father’s closet, so he pursues the lock that fits this key. There are over a hundred million locks in NYC. Oskar finds a man along his search called Mr. Black. At age 103, Mr. Black helps Oskar with his journey, providing guidance and wisdom. Through Mr. Black, Oskar, without realizing it, meets his grandfather. Although, Oskar never knows that this new man is his grandfather nor does he find the lock to the mysterious key. Foer suggests that the introduction of this new patriarch fulfills Oskar’s quest.

7 Foer talks extremely loud and incredibly close

8 Connecting the texts: common themes Traumatized protagonists leading unhappy lives Trauma and how it effects learning Finding help from a someone without having sought after it, sometimes even avoiding it. Coming to terms with their trauma and moving on. Unconventional educators Unacknowledged healing

9 Time to discuss the essays Victoria- An unconventional classroom setting and teacher helping to overcome adversity. Ari- A traumatic experience can facilitate the learning process. Katie- Figuring out how to teach someone who does not want to be taught

10 Application to class discussions A teacher doesn’t have to be someone who hands out assignments or grades your work. So how do we define teacher? What makes one teacher better than another? A teacher as a therapist or a therapist as a teacher? Learning can take place even when one does not realize it Good Will Hunting is a really good movie. I just watched it for the first time.

11 Questions, comments, or concerns?

12 Good note to end on


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