Another Take on Blogging Rules

Like Jeanne Simpson, Karl Fisch, Anne Davis, and Darren Kuropatwa before me, I decided it was important to flesh out blogging rules for my classes. I took much guidance from these four fantastic resources, but because these limits will most affect my students, I believe that they should be the …

Language Theory Notes for 09.18.06

Interesting Animal Grammar Article Animals do not have the capacity for generative grammar. They are committed to the behavioral form of learning language. Another article described the genetic link of stuttering. Metaphor as thought. (My contribution) A grammar is the derivation of understanding (not meaning, not sense) from syntactical and …

Language Theory Notes for 09.11.06

Homework: Bring some piece of my own reading that deals with language and the brain. Book Recommendations: The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World Rethinking Linguistic Relativity (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language) Not everyone can be a mathematician, but everyone …

Writing as Inquiry (A G/T Pro. Dev. Opportunity)

My questions: How can we use our language so that our students become more metacognitive and reflective? Others’ questions: Is peer editing actually useful for students or only for teachers? How would our teaching practice change if we were to consider all of our students as gifted? Iquiry works for …