Wednesday, July 08, 2009


In a surprising way, the thinking that goes on in my classroom is a lot like breathing. Each day my students and I think and express hundreds of ideas during class, and we also listen to and take in each other's ideas. Give out, take in, give out, take in. Our ideas mingle in the air and then enter each other's minds, much as our breathing mingles and mixes all day long. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, and we give out ideas and take new ideas in. Breathe out, breathe in, give out, take in.

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