One of our tasks was to write "Wonderments." What are wonderments, you ask?
Well according to our outline:
- "Wonderments are questions that the reader poses on the author as the textbook, and/or lecture material is encountered. They typically start with a "I wonder (if, about, whether, when, what etc.).." It is also helpful to the audience is a page number is inluded sp that the student relies" can be informed..Also reasons for the wonderments are sometimes included, and possible solutions."
--> Here are some of my silly, sarcastic and odd wonderments:
- I wonder why I like Alfie Kohn’s idea best. Is it just that I like the name Alfie? What's all about, Alfie?
- I wonder why my puppy decided to eat my textbook while I was on the phone. She particularly enjoyed chapter 2 on phonemes. Page 47 was her favourite. I wonder if the story “The dog ate my homework," could actually be true from time to time.
- I wonder why when the chapter talks about adjunct questions (pg 356-364) it doesn’t use adjunct questions in its own narrative.
- I wonder why sometimes researchers have to prove again and again ideas that we intuitively know are correct.
- When reading all these techniques to improve reading and understanding, I wonder how the world got to where it is. There were no experts in the beginning.
- I wonder why an author trying to convey the importance of first sentences would start with a poor sentence himself. (Pg124 sentence “Suppose that you were to write a short biographical story, such as an essay on how a water faucet works or a business letter.” What is the “business letter” doing in this sentence?????
- I wonder how people who write about writing, don’t see how their own poor writing is so distracting.
- I wonder why the writer refers to the cave man. Were there no cave women?
- I wonder what would have happened if humans had twelve fingers. Would our number system have been based on 12?
- On page 186 Schoenfeld noted, “ There is reason to believe that such suspension of sense-making develops in school, as a result of school.” I wonder if I was the only one who thought this was funny.
- The Skep author says that Canter and Canter believe that children are not innately motivated to behave in school. I wonder what Maria Montessori would say about that..nevermind, I think she would say “nonsense!”
- I wonder how I managed to get through school and be successful without once getting candy or stickers.
- I wonder why I relate to Felix Autnrieth’s comment, “I think assertive discipline is the best way to kill creativity, curiosity, self-expression, motivation, logical reasoning in our children. Let us breed another generation of bore and dull adults because it works so well.” Oh yeah, because he's right.
- I wonder why I think of the Gestapo, while I read about Positive Discipline.
- I wonder when I can just read something without having to wonder about everything.