Students – I’m going to be out on Tuesday. Here’s what I have in mind:
- Ideally, the sub should have already logged on to the computer in the classroom. Given that my Spanish classes are in the computer lab, the sub may not be at class right as the bell rings and it’s possible that they haven’t set up. Help them log in and go to this blog [now there’s a paradox…]
- Begin class as we would normally, with something to write on and your journal [and research] nearby.
- Then, watch the brief TED talk about the role of metaphor in knowing. Some of it will be review, other parts will make you think. Write down your thoughts as you listen. In addition, recognize that there are some intriguing ideas introduced. Try to track the new ideas as they’re shared. A good general theme to follow is “Why does metaphor matter?“
- Then, have a large-group conversation about metaphor. Dare to share what you think. Listen more than you speak. Challenge yourself to document insights your peers share. Work through the difficulties of communal facilitation. Try to avoid needing a conch.
- Write down the things that inspired your thought. Impress yourself. And do so in a way that doesn’t need someone to notice it. I look forward to hearing how it went.
- As you head out, write down your thoughts in a freewrite regarding the following question: What can be known independent of language?
- As an fyi…Here’s what I left the sub: