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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: language and such in the classroom

From: Betsy Scheidemantel (scheidemantelb@basd.k12.pa.us)
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 12:05:45 EDT

In the teaching of Biology I too have come across the sexual inuendos and
words in the classroom and I have found that if I just say them, present the
facts or definitions and then move on there is very little giggling that
continues. While these words are necessary in the study of anatomy I do not
feel that in choosing literature that it must be present. Language, on the
other hand is sometimes necessary to get the mood across and while I do not
like it I have found that if I down play it the students tend to also.

Betsy Scheidemantel


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