What the "group grade" classroom is all about.
"It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately." "The individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs by accepting belongingness to the group." (Kurt Lewin in Kenneth Bennie, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
"[Kurt] Lewin emphasized that the child takes on the characteristic behavior of the group in which he is placed. . . . he reflects the behavior patterns which are set by the adult leader of the group." (Wilbur Brookover, A Sociology of Education)
"One of the most fascinating aspects of group therapy is that everyone is born again, born together in the group." (Irvin D. Yalom, Theory and Practice and Group Psychotherapy)
As the students dialogue (share with one another) their opinions (their carnal desires and dissatisfactions of the 'moment,' i.e., their feelings and thoughts of the 'moment') to a consensus (to a "feeling" of "oneness," affirming their carnal nature) they overcome (negate) in their thoughts and actions the father's/Father's "Because I said so," "It is written" (preaching) which cut off their "Why?" in the "past"—their attempt to get the father/Father into dialogue in order to overcome, i.e., circumvent the father's/Father's commands and/or rules, which were inhibiting or blocking them from "enjoying" their carnal desires of the 'moment.' By student's being allowed ("encouraged," i.e., pressured) in the classroom, to finish their dialogue (their "Why?") with one another (since the father would not "cooperate") they are able to 'justify' themselves, i.e., 'justify' their carnal desires of the 'moment' with one another (even when children are silent, in order to be tolerant of those doing wrong, i.e., in order not to be "negative," i.e., in order not to be "judgmental," i.e., in order to be a part of "the group," in their silence they give consent), in the process negating the father's/Father's authority system (the threat of chastisement, judgment, damnation and therefore the "guilty conscience" for doing wrong, for disobeying, or for defying the father/Father and his/His authority) in their thoughts and actions, going home, i.e., living life with a new frame of mind—instead of obeying their parents, i.e., obeying the father/Father (and therefore missing out on the pleasures of the 'moment' in order to do what they are told to do by their parents and/or God) they question, challenge, disregard, defying, and attack their parent's/God's authority, i.e., the father's/Father's authority system instead, since it gets in the way of their carnal desires of the 'moment,' including their desire for approval, i.e., affirmation by "the group" in the classroom, coming between them and their "'new' friends." "There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices [in the classroom] are producing between parents and children [when the children get home]." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. The Classification of Educational Goals. Handbook 2: Affective Domain, p. 83—"Bloom's Taxonomies")
The classroom has become the domain of facilitators of 'change,' i.e., "group psychotherapy," as pedophiles and pimps, seducing and deceiving children, men, and women, i.e., 'liberating'' them from the father's/Father's authority, manipulating them as "natural resource," using them for their own pleasure and gain. "Prior to therapy the person is prone to ask himself, 'What would my parents want me to do?' During the process of therapy the individual come to ask himself, 'What does it mean to me?'" (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy) Unable to "stand alone"—you have to, by nature serve, i.e., seek approval from somebody—the child, man, or woman, setting aside the father's/Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth (suspending truth, as on a cross) in order to "get along," turns to "the group," i.e., to "human nature," i.e., to that which identifies with (affirms) their own carnal desires (carnal nature—what all men have in common, i.e., the basis of "common-ism" aka Communism)—for identity, i.e., seeking affirmation from "the group," negating identity with, i.e., approval from the father/Father, rejecting his/His authority system in the process. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24 As the song says "You have to serve somebody."
You do not have to attack the parents (the father's/Father's authority) in the classroom, 'liberate' the children's carnal desires (thoughts) of the 'moment' in the classroom, with "group approval," i.e., affirmation (consensus) and they will do that (for you) when they get home. The same applies in "community," "church," and "youth" activities and projects, i.e., in the workplace, in government, and even in the "church." It is what the so called "new" world order ("new age") is all about, where the children rule, with the facilitator of 'change' ("big brother") at the helm, negating that which gets in their way, i.e., the father's/Father's authority. It is the difference between the true Christ (who obeys His Heavenly Father in all things commanded, commanding we do the same) and the "so called Christ," i.e., the anti-Christ (who rejects the Father's authority, who wants us to be ourselves, as "children of disobedience," living for the pleasures of the 'moment,' seeking the approval, i.e. affirmation of men)
"Let no man deceive you with vain words [words you want to here, i.e., that affirm , i.e., that 'justify' your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., that 'justify' "human nature"]: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." Ephesians 5:6 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [the master facilitator of 'change'], the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Ephesians 2:2, 3"And through covetousness [your carnal desires, i.e., "lusts" of the 'moment,' taking "ownership" of that which is not yours] shall they with feigned words [words which approve of, i.e., affirm your carnal desires, i.e., "lusts"] make merchandise of you [turn you into "human resource" for their pleasure and gain]." 2 Peter 2:3
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content." 1 Timothy 6:8 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Hebrews 13:5, 6
"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." Jeremiah 17:5 "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26
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