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We went and saw “Where the Wild Things Are” for a date last week. As it ended I knew that even though Brett and I had been sitting right next to each other throughout the whole movie, we’d had very different experiences with it.42D

First off, it is definitely not a children’s movie. It is a movie for people who were children and people who have children.

Looking back at childhood, and at the children who have been a part of my life, it was an amazing reflection on that time of life. I could have renamed Max and all of the Wild Things with names of students I have known. Each of them represented an issue that children face and the way children often deal with the world around them. I could see the students I’ve had who had those issues in the characters in the movie. And the presentations of them were fascinating to me. I actually had the idea that someone could write a whole dissertation on that movie and how it represents childhood issues and development. It caused a lot of reflection for me and I’m wondering how I can include it while I’m teaching pre-service teachers.

Especially the short scene where Max is in school. That teacher was horrendous! Awful! Oh my goodness he was bad!

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