June 24, 2008
Real student quotes.
Ah, the wisdom of student writing. It is amazing what you can learn from students. Over my career, I have learned:
Stonehenge was built of stones from blue whales.
That there was a great deal of Hellenistic influence in Greece.
“B ecause the art is the dunp thing in paintings, the big painters like Leonardo the winchy and other painter said a lot to the people by the paintings.” [No, this was not an ESL student.]
That art critics tend to criticize. They should learn not to be so negative.
“When a leader stumbles his followers fall right on top of him.”
But what I really love about these kinds of quotes and paraphrases is that these are my students. I got to hunt them down and fix these problems. How many folks have such a golden opportunity to really change a student’s whole way of thinking and communicating? How many people can say they helped make someone a better paycheck down the road?