Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Diversity Training...

This past week we had an early release day. On these days we have someone come in and do a training, this training has been on Diversity. Its been very interesting to learn more about the students that you come in contact with daily and the life they may face at home. We've been learning how to better communicate and work with these students and families, last week we talked about language/communication and the impact of formal vs casual talk in class. Different types of language can be labeled as follows...

frozen: like the pledge of allegiance
formal: instructing, proper, complete sentences
consultative: almost casual but still formal
casual: non-complete sentences, slang
intimate: language for relationships

One activity we did was very funny, the trainer asked us to come up with a list of 'casual' words or phrases that students use. See if you can identify these, I'll post the answers later. :)

crib
sick
gril
my bad
bling
oh snap
gwak
TMI
holla
dis
shut up
digits
phat
shout out
clutch
143
bff
hit me up/back
411
kicks
stylin
hoochy momma
dude
what the
word
thats whak
squz me
peeps

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