to think on my feet. To answer questions I haven’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 the ad we were looking at 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 yall (my students) said, “What is it with high heels?”
I answered some, but I wasn’t thrilled with my answer, so I came home and looked up other things.Today someone else asked, “Why are we studying art in English?”
I gave my standard, you need English in every field, spiel. I mentioned the guy who lost a $150,000 dollar raise because he didn’t write well enough.
But I don’t think I did a great job with it.And later the student asked, “Why aren’t we doing English-y stuff like thesis?”
I told her we were working on just writing. And we’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 we’ll get a whole community going… Or maybe not.