Tuesday, December 11, 2007


interesting conversation with a student today. I'm teaching them how to take notes out of a text book. So we did the backwards book walk. While taking my notes I abbreviate words. For example people becomes ppl. My teachers always stopped to make sure we understood abbreviations when I was in school and so I did the same.

Cecilia answered: "duh Miss"
So I responded: "Oh good, you understand abbreviations."
(Thinking: some fabulous teacher has already taught this)
Cecilia: "we do that when we text"


at least I know they have the ability to take short hand in college!

1 comment:

Joseph Miller said...

That is so interesting! Did you see the Global Learner post on cell phones. We really need to use that student knowledge and skill to our advantage.