“Writing notes in the margins of books is fine if it’s done neatly and beautifully–books should be handled with respect. Numbers, letters and underlining can be used to help spot points and to save the needless work of writing out notes. Let the student write out a half dozen questions about the passage studied. He [...]
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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the [...]
This is exactly what I wish all college profs and textbook authors understood.
Did you know… There are only forty-four sounds in the English language. And all of those forty-four sounds – every ending, blending, and diphthong – can be found in Goodnight Moon and Make Way for Ducklings and Charlotte’s Web. -The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Incidentally, The Read-Aloud Handboook is book I loved so much [...]
Photograph by Victoria Those who have been reading for a while know that life with my formerly-nearly-perfect Victoria has been an interesting adventure since she turned twelve in May. While she’s still pretty darn close to perfect, my goodness can her moods twist and turn. And I am frequently evil incarnate, or at least fairly [...]
“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch out of a free, meandering brook.” ~ Henry David Thoreau