I am in a training today.
Going to this training has put me in the worst of moods!
We are learning about thinking maps.
Visual Organizers that are supposed to mimic what our brain does for
any given thinking task.
Defining--use the bubble map
Expressive parts of a whole--use a bracket map
This all really tears up my nerves.
I constantly sit and think of all the of the rules of the maps.
The bubble map is supposed to have a noun in the middle circle.
The noun is described using adjectives in bubbles all around it.
So is the task to define? or teach grammar?
We did group excercises and almost all the other groups used
nouns and all other parts of grammar as describing words.
Now, I don't care either way.
I have no agenda here--except maybe following rules (which I did not make
up)--that say..the bubbles have to have adjectives.
So, my group thought up adjectives...
So, in this class I get caught up in stuff like that..
It bugs the hell out of me.
I don't want to map my thinking--it would look like the city center of sevilla a lo mejor...I don't want to have someone tell me how to map my thinking. I do not want to tell others how to map their thinking.
So, my question: do the students get graded on the ability to make these maps...when they are supposed to be used as tools for thinking??
On the way home I was thinking...I am going to make a tree map of all of my job responsibilities. Serving kids--just one of about 10.
I just sit there...stare... and get ill--
Now I better go.
We were informed that we would be given a "treat" today.
1 hour and 10 minutes for lunch...oooooohhhhh...don't make me go home and eat a sandwich!!
But if we are not back in time--we are going to have the gate locked on us. :)
So, I guess I had better run.