May 272012

Swimming_in_the_Monsoon_Sea_selvaduraiA book we read in one of my classes. A well-done young adult novel that went over well but sent the message, “This class is a blow-off.” Basic teaching double-bind: make it challenging and students won’t do anything; make it easy and they won’t do anything. The choice is really between complaints or contempt.

This novel is good enough to stand up to a tougher analysis than I required. So it’s worth another shot perhaps.

 May 27, 2012  Book Logs Tagged with: ,

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