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  1. Aug 2019
    1. Questions for my students on the first day of class this fall:

      1. How do you feel about being called on in class?
      2. Why am I calling on you in class?
      3. How do you feel about being called upon in class?
      4. How can you avoid being called upon in class?
      5. What might we do to create an ecosystem that is good for participation?
      6. What kinds of questions might you think are safe ones to ask?
      7. How might you help monitor questions in class?
      8. What do we do when the crickets come a-calling?
      9. What can we do in small and large groups to answer questions?
      10. What have you seen done to promote safe and friendly questioning?
    2. a favorite weapon for class participation

      I have never thought of questions as a weapon or a tactic to be weaponized. I know that it is a powerful tool and as such is capable of abuse. I think the point here is that we need to consider or own intent in asking a question AND that we need to consider the different kinds of questioning we might do. I have had students answer questions on twitter, on index cards, in Google forms, through pair and share and more.

    3. as a student listening to a lecture

      Yes, and even yesterday at a PD for the newest version of Blackboard. As the Buddhists say, "Monkeymind." Interesting that they start by asking a question. Of course, if you have a social bookmarking tool like this one, you can answer the question. My question back atcha: Is asking F2F different from asking online? Do same caveats suggested in the rest of this article apply to here?

  2. Jul 2018
    1. I allow them the choice of which platform to use for the support they need, but I make sure they ask questions.

      I love this! Giving students choices within their own learning environment is one of the most powerful ways teachers can help accelerate student learning. In addition, when students ask their own questions they chase their own curiosity and tap into their own interests.

  3. Sep 2016
  4. www.poetryfoundation.org www.poetryfoundation.org
    1. In this kingdom by the sea

      This image is repeated throughout the poem. In my head, I'm visualizing a large sand castle built by the ocean and the speaker and Annabel Lee walking around within it. What does this image signify to the reader? Why wouldn't Poe put them in a house?

    2. I was a child and she was a child,

      What can you infer from this statement? Why do you think this might be important to the story? Do you think Poe is inferring that the subjects of the poem were not actually in love or is there some deeper meaning?

    1. It’s easy to see why online dating has taken off. It provides you with a seemingly endless supply of people who are single and looking to date. Let’s say you’re a woman who wants a 28-year-old man who’s 5 ft. 10 in., has brown hair, lives in Brooklyn, is a member of the Baha’i faith and loves the music of Naughty by Nature. Before online dating, this would have been a fruitless quest, but now, at any time of the day, no matter where you are, you are just a few screens away from sending a message to your very specific dream man.

      I agree, online dating is the ideal why to find the "dream" guy or girl. I don't think we need to settle for "good enough", but I do think this generation is obsessed with the idea of "perfection" and living the "dream". What happens when we don't find the "dream" online? What do we do then?

    2. “Oh, wait, you like the Red Sox?! No thank you!”

      Oh, wait, you disagree with me? Get outta here. This would never work.

      With the digital age, we're more connected, yet QUICKER to push away someone who doesn't share our every interest. How does this affect our chances of finding a suitable mate? What does this mean for the world outside dating? Does it affect how we interact with friends, family, coworkers, etc?

    3. The first woman he clicked on was very beautiful, with a witty profile page, a good job and lots of shared interests, including a love of sports. After looking the page over for a minute or so, Derek said, “Well, she looks O.K. I’m just gonna keep looking for a while.”

      In a world where dating has turned into shopping, it's funny to see this opinion put in print. There are so many options, yet, he continues to look. It's all about casting a WIDE net.

  5. Apr 2016
    1. 38% of Americans who describe themselves as “single and looking” have used an online-­dating site.

      This number seems staggeringly low compared to my experience with friends. Really? I may look this stat up or find out where it comes from.

    2. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.

      This surprises me. Sounds like Aziz is skeptical of "natural" love. Will he be making an argument for algorithmic match-making?

  6. Sep 2013
    1. Isocrates regards himself as one of the sophists, but sets himself apart from the "common herd."

      Where there different types of sophists? Kind of like how there are varying types of republicans or christians. I don't know, as I am not Mr. Philosophy, so I am curious.

    1. For the truth is, Socrates, that you, who pretend to be engaged in the pursuit of truth, are appealing now to the popular and vulgar notions of right, which are not natural, but only conventional

      I see Scorates as very opposite. I know it's part of the way the questions are asked, but Gorgias was definitive in his responses whereas Socrates is all over the place. I find this disagreement falls inline with the methods of questioning