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“Metaphors We Teach By”

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Jim Burke has written a post today that I’d encourage people to take a look at. It’s titled Metaphors We Teach By.

Here’s a small portion:

We are the metaphors we choose. If you want to change your world, change your metaphor. Don Graves, master writing teacher and mentor to so many, said we should read students’ work like doctors not judges.

What’s your metaphor and how does it shape the way you think about and do your work?

I think it’s a fascinating question, as is his entire post on the topic…

I’m still trying to figure out my answer.  I’m looking forward to seeing what others write, too.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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