Monday, August 27, 2012

Am I a Soul Crusher?

This one seems to be close in spirit to the videos I posted from Sir Ken Robinson. How am I to stop crushing their little souls when that I what I am ordered to do?


How do you avoid crushing them?

This One Made Me Think...

but I am recommending it anyway.

10 Things Students Won’t Need To Know When They Graduate by Bob Dillon via Edudemic.

Friday, August 3, 2012

R Grammar Gaffes Ruining The Language? Maybe Not

Here is an interesting article from NPR. I have to say that in many ways I agree with it. I remember when I taught as an adjunct at a community college and I would have students who wrote papers that were technically flawless, but also dry, dull, and lifeless. I much preferred papers that had a strong voice, interesting content, and a sense of adventure, even if they had some grammatical flaws. There is, of course, a time and a place for "correct" usage and I try to instill that knowledge in my students. I think I might share this article with my seventh graders this year and see what they have to say about it.

R Grammar Gaffes Ruining The Language? Maybe Not by Linton Weeks

What do you think? I would really like to get a sense of where others stand in this concern.