Category Archives: For the classroom

“Trying to find the right answer at any cost.”

((current status = up at 8am for Regents tutoring, none of my students showed up, and college seminar with 9th grade at 1pm…and found out they’re not going to get their field trip tomorrow, despite the improvements in their behavior. … Continue reading

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Cutting off your nose to spite your face.

((current status = well, I have something new to feel anxious about: I was accepted to present at Purdue’s 2010 conference on Graphic Engagement. I’m interpreting as an excuse to rewatch Gurren Lagann. But god I hate public speaking and … Continue reading

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First blood.

((current status = tenderness near the inside corner of my left eye but the cut has closed and anyway my glasses more or less hide the scab)) Wednesday was my first day with the rising 9th grade (the students who … Continue reading

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Discipline.

((current status = in severe pain + reworking lesson plans because they had me working off details for the wrong class. But I finally beat Dirge of Cerberus so maybe that makes it all okay?)) Despite being back from vacation … Continue reading

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Row, row, fight the powah follow-up.

((current status = still reeling from Wednesday’s shoot-out and trying to figure out the best approach to this Gurren Lagann paper. CFP deadline: June 14. Amount of research I’ve done thus far: nothing. Talk about awesome.)) Today I’m supposed to … Continue reading

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Email etiquette: I like you, but I’m not your friend.

((current status = lesson planning for HCZ and marveling at the state of my apartment, which is slowly becoming unable to support human life)) Email etiquette, particularly when students are emailing their professors, is more of an issue than you … Continue reading

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We analyze things every day. Seriously.

((current status = if you go deep enough into the grading cave you’ll discover that it isn’t a cave at all, but the dank maw of a giant carnivorous beast. I’ve just hit the tonsils and am hanging on for … Continue reading

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