o How can these texts inform/improve your teaching?
They can allow an instructor to be more sensitive to students and some of the hurdles they face
Remind us to be less hypersensitive of errors
Improves awareness and makes us more contentious
Make us aware of own prejudices
Especially as a teacher of English?
As pertains to pertains to written work, the above applies
o Why does CCCC advocate that all teachers be educated (as you are being) about these issues of language difference?
Awareness promotes if not acceptance, a more open minded approach
o In what ways is the information we've discussed about American English true of all languages? Why? All have central dialects, most hierarchy within the dialects, many carry stereotypes
o Lastly, what is the responsibility of the English teacher? (to society, to her/his students, to the institution, to her/his colleagues?) (composition)
Promote cooperation and acceptance within the classroom
Clarification of responsibility
Understanding of students difficulties in creating new identity
Speak clearly and slowly
See intelligence in the mistakes