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language is an iceberg

The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
Ernest Hemingway

When you enjoy mainly learning language through passive means, like books and radio, the iceberg analogy can be a great motivator.

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Skip the Film! Read the Book!

Thought for the Day: Lamentations 3:51a

“Mine eye affecteth mine heart….”

Seeing a film clip at a children’s festival recently disturbed me.  The footage was of a young man standing alone in a desert plain.  2,486 more words


Teaching with Models

Teaching with Models


Recently I had an opportunity to witness a function in a local high school. There is a general perception that these schools are very good in comparison to the other schools in the present system because of the discipline, the teacher involvement and student performance. 308 more words

What truly is "active" learning?

“Who on earth could be against active, meaningful learning and in favour of passive, meaningless learning?” – Kieren Egan, Getting it Wrong from the Beginning… 782 more words

Keeping Up Studies During the Holidays (or other Busy Times)

Like many people this time of year, I am busy with holiday preparations.  I am much further behind on my gift knitting/crocheting than I would like to be, and we are hosting the family holiday dinner this year.  713 more words


Book Review #1 - Passive vs. Active vs. Critical Learning

James Paul Gee, in his book What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, explores many interesting ideas about learning in a game space. 61 more words

Literature Review