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On Gee and Grammar

James Paul Gee is an important theorist in linguistics, discourse analysis, and the emerging field of study connecting video games to learning. We read an excerpt Of Gee (as he is referred to in academic circles) on grammar and dialects of the English language. In the excerpt, Gee writes of the origins of “Standard English,” […]

Writing into Day 4

We watched a kinetic text video of the Taylor Mali slam/performance poem “Totally, like whatever, you know?” It speaks to the cognitive vacuity of this generation in a comedic, farcical tone. I don’t like it. As an educator, I believe we must foster inquiry and excitement about learning. Also, we need to recognize that students […]