Friday, June 1, 2012
The LWI Conference in Palm Desert continued Friday with more activities. At left, Suzanne Rabe and Susie Salmon discuss whether grammar should be taught in legal writing courses. They reported a thirty-year trend in grade and high schools to avoid teaching grammar on the theory that doing so stifles creativity. But they and many in the audience thought that grammar needs to be covered, if only through outside sources.
At right, Paula Manning and Corie Rosen discuss ways to provide feedback that promotes optimism and a growth mindset in students. One tool they showed the audience is a scratch-off form that encourages productive student discussions.
Below, conference participants enjoy making connections at lunch.