Speaking of writing, there’s an interesting article in The Atlantic, The Writing Revolution. It’s worth reading. It’s a little disturbing that there’s a fair amount of hyperventilation about the beauty of writing as an intellectual development tool. Nobody mentions the obvious: Writing is thinking. You can think without writing, but not write without thinking. (Well, maybe excepting Facebook and Twitter.)
My wife Beverly, a teacher, taught thinking through writing a couple of decades ago with great success, though she says that today teaching to the various mandated tests would make such open-ended instruction difficult. Too bad we have to call teaching writing a Revolution.