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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I am not an English major, but appreciate those who are

I've realized I provided a gaping hole in the post line from last month.  It is because I have been working furiously on my APP for my Ed Tech degree.  I'm told I need to have four (not 4) chapters and keep revising them until they're sound, proper, formal academic writing.

As a math teacher, this is an incredibly daunting task.  I remember getting a C+ on a paper for mouse trap specs when I took a technical writing class in engineering school.  Yes, I realize the importance of objectivity, logical flow, and proper citation (and diagramming if you're in engineering), but to me this isn't something that a 13-18 year old would spend 5 seconds (yes 5, not five) on.  To look beyond this though are the teachers who would understand my formal writing, reconfigure it and incorporate it into their own pedagogy and classroom routines.

So no weblinks today, or words of wisdom, but you may have to step out of your comfort zone (more than once) in order to help build a better learning community.  (Sorry if you have ever read a paper or this, you ARE a learner).

'Til I chalk again,

Mr. Shel

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