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  • Miriam L. Mueller

    Miriam L. Mueller Oct. 4, 2001, 5:29 p.m. (Message 27744)

    Re: Cribs (was Re: Square dancing.)

    Adam Hughes wrote:
    . . . I mentioned Pilling as an example of the worst case since if people
    
    could understand that, surely they'd have no trouble at all with mere 
    words...
    
    Ah, no, Adam. Pillings are symbols, and my mind wraps around such symbols
    differently from words. Many dancers are comfortable with one but not the
    other. And then there's the eyeglass factor: I can distinguish pillings
    without my glasses, but cannot read the printed words.
    
    Attended a beginners' class once where the teacher displayed a large
    chart of the pillings for the dances she was teaching. As she taught a
    figure, or walked through a dance, she would point to the pillings
    representation. Classic teaching technique: visual as well as auditory
    and kinetic presentation. Great class.
    
    Miriam Mueller, San Francisco
          

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