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ERIC Number: EJ986892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class: Part II
Lawry, John D.
About Campus, v17 n5 p30-32 Nov-Dec 2012
Part I, "Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class," described the various iterations of beginning class rituals the author used over the years. Those rituals began with a prayer to the Holy Spirit as was required at the Catholic women's college Marymount in Tarrytown, New York, where he first taught out of graduate school in 1965. That was followed by a vacuum in the late 1960s and 1970s, chanting OM in the 1980s and 1990s, and starting with a minute of silence in the last few years. Upon rereading "Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class," the author realized that he did not capture the whole picture of the reality of beginning class or, more accurately, when class actually begins. Those first few seconds of class are more important than one might think. In this article, the author shares his perspective and experience on making the most of them. (Contains 2 notes.) [For Part I, see EJ913640.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York