In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


The Piling On of Students

The Key Root for this column:

Latin struere, "to pile things"

Latin stilla, "a drop," verb stillare "to drop."

Words and Phrases List

construct, construction, constructive, constructor, construe, destroy, destruction, destructor, destructive, infrastructure, instruct, instruction, instructive, instructor, obstruct, obstruction, obstructive, restructure, structure, structural, substructure, superstructure

instill, distillation

Thoughts for Today

  1. What is structure?
  2. Do you need structure in your life?
  3. How would you describe the structure of your school? We're not talking construction here, by the way.
  4. What do you consider to be the most destructive aspect of the educational process?
  5. If you were in charge of your own education, how would you best structure it? By the way, if you are not in charge of it, who is?