Tag Archives: communication

More than worth the effort

Yesterday I took my mother to Party City. She loves to go there to get her cards for birthdays and anniversaries because the cards are 50% off. There are three aisles of cards. Three. And gezillions of cards in each … Continue reading

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Pushing nature around

From this morning’s discovery of a major misspelling (“loosers”) stomped out in the wood-chipped playground (above), to the consensual rearrangement of DF’s hair by a couple of enthusiastic friends (after which he was proudly paraded down the hall), to the … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit stream of consciousness

When we read Fahrenheit 451, I have the students (8th grade) write a response to each of the parts, right after they have read it. I encourage them to let it be stream of consciousness about their reactions to the … Continue reading

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“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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