Thursday, November 29, 2012

PLN 10

Struggle For Smarts? How Easteern and Westerns Cultures Tackle Learning by Alix Spiegel, captures the ideas of how other cultures veiw struggle.

In Eastern and Western Asia teachers veiw struggle diferently then teachers in America. In America most people veiw struggle as a lack of intellegence and students in America also think its a bad thing to struggle but its not. In Eastern Asia they look at struggle as an opportunity to improve and children in Eastern Asia are not ashamed of struggling. Allowing kids to struggle also allows them to build up confidence and learn from their mistakes. It is shocking that people in America shoot struggle down so harshly, embracing struggle in America would be helpful because kids in America are expected to know alot and to struggle little. In America we have allowed struggle to become something that kids dont want to do and are embarassed to do which creates problems because then they are afraid to ask questions which ultimatley leads to low grades. America encourages good grade and have high expectations but we should allow struugle to, struggle will ultimatley lead to success.

Friday, November 16, 2012

To Predict Dating Success, The Secrets in Pronouns by, Alix Spiegel explains what certain words in the American language mean and why people use them.

In the article Pennebaker looks into the words that make conversaitions more interesting. Pennebaker explains that common things that people talk about while dating is family, life, and friends. In this article he explores the use and importance of pronouns and why people use them so much. Pennebaker explains that when humans talk that pronous just come to us without a thought and it doesnt mean that it is grammatically correct thats just how we speak. When reading this article it was interesting to see what Pennebaker thought about how americans speak. Reading this article also made me realize that most of what is said by people isnt usually grammatically correct. Pennebakers job is to look into the english launguage and I had no idea there was such a job. Reading this article gave a new meaning to grammar and how it is used on a daily bases and how its not always grammatically correct.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


"Colorado, Washington pass marajuana legalization: Oregon says,no" by CNN political unit explains why people want marijuana legalized.

People in Colorado and in Washington say that they have voted yes to Ammendment 64 because they believe the government will use some of the money to fund schools and to helps us get out of debt. Marijuana has been illegal for so long its weird for some people to think anyone would vote yes to Ammendment 64. Ammendment 64 has not been passed or finalized and it will be interesting to see what will happen whether or not it will be passed or if it will fail. By legalizing marijuana America will being allowing narijuana to be sold and consumed, by doing this people might not sell as much or consume as much becuase its illegal and its not as cool to do. It is up to the government to decide what the money goes to and if its not used to do what people who voted for it thought it would be used for will they regret voting yes to it? Legalizing might have opened a new door to either help America or hurt it.