to think on my feet. To answer questions I havenâ€™t thought of.
For instance, while examining images in our book, we came upon a Got Milk: Born to Shop ad. (Other Got Milks can be seen here.)
In this ad the woman has about twenty beautifully colored bags, is in a short skirt and high heels, and looks fresh and rested. I commented on the high heels for shopping.
One of my students said, â€œWhat is it with high heels?â€
I answered some, but I wasnâ€™t thrilled with my answer, so I came home and looked up other things.
Today a student asked, â€œWhy are we studying art in English?â€
I gave my standard, you need English in every field spiel. I mentioned the guy who lost a $150,000 dollar raise because he didnâ€™t write well enough.
But I donâ€™t think I did a great job with it.
And later the student asked, â€œWhy arenâ€™t we doing English-y stuff like thesis?â€
I told her we were working on just writing. And weâ€™re moving towards that English-y stuff.
But I want a blog so I can post better answers and the students can go read and comment and maybe weâ€™ll get a whole community goingâ€¦ Or maybe not.
So, if you want to see what we came up with go to Davis English.