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From the Ted Talk "John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

And I went in for a job interview in the Richmond ______ Schools in Virginia, the capital ____, bought a three-piece suit — my __________ to convention — kept my long beard and my ____ and my platform shoes — at the time it was the '70s — and I walked in, and I sat down and had an interview. And I guess they were hard up for teachers because the supervisor, her name was Anna Aro, said I had the job teaching gifted children. And I was so _______, so stunned, I got up and said, "Well, thank you, but what do I do?" (Laughter) Gifted _________ hadn't really taken hold too much. There weren't really many materials or things to use. And I said, "What do I do?" And her answer shocked me. It _______ me. Her answer set the template for the entire career I was to have after that. She said, "What do you want to do?" And that question _______ the space. There was no program directive, no manual to follow, no standards in gifted education in that way. And she cleared such a space that I endeavored from then on to clear a _____ for my students, an empty space, whereby they could create and make meaning out of their own understanding.

Solution

  1. city
  2. cleared
  3. stunned
  4. space
  5. shocked
  6. concession
  7. education
  8. afro
  9. public

Original Text

And I went in for a job interview in the Richmond Public Schools in Virginia, the capital city, bought a three-piece suit — my concession to convention — kept my long beard and my afro and my platform shoes — at the time it was the '70s — and I walked in, and I sat down and had an interview. And I guess they were hard up for teachers because the supervisor, her name was Anna Aro, said I had the job teaching gifted children. And I was so shocked, so stunned, I got up and said, "Well, thank you, but what do I do?" (Laughter) Gifted education hadn't really taken hold too much. There weren't really many materials or things to use. And I said, "What do I do?" And her answer shocked me. It stunned me. Her answer set the template for the entire career I was to have after that. She said, "What do you want to do?" And that question cleared the space. There was no program directive, no manual to follow, no standards in gifted education in that way. And she cleared such a space that I endeavored from then on to clear a space for my students, an empty space, whereby they could create and make meaning out of their own understanding.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
world peace 5
peace game 5
prime minister 3
empty space 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
world peace game 4

Important Words

  1. afro
  2. anna
  3. answer
  4. aro
  5. beard
  6. bought
  7. capital
  8. career
  9. children
  10. city
  11. clear
  12. cleared
  13. concession
  14. convention
  15. create
  16. directive
  17. education
  18. empty
  19. endeavored
  20. entire
  21. follow
  22. gifted
  23. guess
  24. hard
  25. hold
  26. interview
  27. job
  28. laughter
  29. long
  30. manual
  31. materials
  32. meaning
  33. platform
  34. program
  35. public
  36. question
  37. richmond
  38. sat
  39. schools
  40. set
  41. shocked
  42. shoes
  43. space
  44. standards
  45. students
  46. stunned
  47. suit
  48. supervisor
  49. teachers
  50. teaching
  51. template
  52. time
  53. understanding
  54. virginia
  55. walked