Just because I’m oldy and moldy, some might think I should call it a career. But the passion for the classroom still burns bright. I woke up at 2:30a.m. with these thoughts rattling around. Don’t call it a lecture, that’s demeaning. It was more of a homily/sermon.
- all we’re doing is practicing “thoughtful inquiry”and learning to have “true fun” with ideas— playfulness, connection, flow
- the cutting and pasting of ideas/approaches to life from other especially thoughtful people
- social infrastructure . . . we are products of our environments, you are the company you keep
- how closely have you read the key content, how closely have you listened to your classmates’ ideas, how much time/energy have you invested in examining your inner life?
- epiphany—a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure
How closely has the student-writer read the key content?
- there are no references to any of the author’s key concepts . . . the paper could’ve been written completely independent of the reading—35%
- the student-writer briefly touches upon the author’s key concepts—55%
- there are repeated, thoughtful references to the author’s main idea(s), the student-writer’s thinking is changed— a little or a lot—as a result of their careful consideration of the author’s main ideas; the student-writer’s ideas are nuanced and demonstrate an appreciation for complexity—10%