In a message dated 06/19/2001 11:19:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> "We can talk and work at the same time", my
> response is usually that you can but it is a mindless activity then, if
> you are quiet and concentrate, that is a better grade as far as class
> participation, you are then using Higher Order Thinking Skills.
I agree, that if the room is quiet they are concentrating on the work and not
on the conversation. I like it quiet but that is an uphill battle.