Tag Archives: communication

“I forgot my phone”

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How a student solved the problem of saying “um” too often in his history fair presentations

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Yesterday morning and last night

I received the following text from my son who is presently teaching English in Japan: A student wrote, “I cleaned my room last morning” and my JTE corrected it to “yesterday morning.” So then the student asked, why “last night” … Continue reading

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Stop Killing. Stop Violence. Stop Love.

Communication is always interpreted from the particular and unique perspective of the viewer/ receiver. If the beige car had not pulled in behind the white limo, I might never have thought to “Stop Love” as well. Even without intention, there … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t the aliens’ interactions reflect our own?

This morning in our presentations of personal narratives, TR enthusiastically shared a story about falling off a bike. The story had lots of specifics and was quite engaging though its topic was somewhat generic. Students were focused and energetically responded … Continue reading

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Spread the word…

Indeed! Adopt-a-word. This is a plea from Oxford Dictionaries/ Oxford University Press: Each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English language. Old words, wise words, hard-working words. Words that once led meaningful lives, but now lie unused, unloved … Continue reading

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Yes, the dogs are loose

One evening, years ago, when Jane Byrne was Mayor of Chicago (1979-83), I had parked my car in one of those “almost” legal spots downtown. Because Jane Byrne lived downtown, the police were especially vigilant about monitoring illegal parking. (It … Continue reading

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