These prompts, journal topics and discussion topics were accumulated during fourteen years as a classroom teacher of English & ESL. I occasionally used them as full day discussion topics where the students had the opportunity to practice “critical thinking”, writing, presenting and discussion. It allowed the students to vent while developing the hardest of the language acquisition skills “writing.”
Reginald Grant, MSEd is the author of several books including “A Case For Bilingual Education”, “A Teacher’s View, Education in America” and “Reaching and Teaching African-American Males. Success Stories” to be released in January 2016. He has a Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). He has been an English teacher since 2002. He is a state of California Certificated English Teacher and taught public school for eleven years. For the past four years he has focused on research, teaching English as a Second Language and speaking.