In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

What's Going On In Our Schools

The Key Root for this column:

Greek, schëma, "plan"

Latin, rota "wheel"

Greek skhole, "lecture," or "discussion."

Words and Phrases List

Scheme, schematic

Rotatable, rotate, rotation, rote, rotor, rotund, rotunda, round

School, scholastic, scholar, scholarly

Grill and drill

Thoughts for Today

  1. What is rote learning? What is its upside? Its downside?
  2. How would you describe your school? Is it a place of leisure; does it encourage thought, creativity? How might it better do so?
  3. What schemes does your school employ to encourage learning? How effective are they?
  4. What is scholarship? What does it take to be a good scholar?
  5. Do you consider yourself a scholar? If not, why not?