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((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
((current status = hear that? It’s the sound of my rationality flying out the window.)) Last Wednesday, there was a shoot-out at our site. A few coworkers, kids, and I had entered the center. I was starting to help a … Continue reading
((current status = raging against the machine. That is, the academic hiring machine. Yeah. I just went there.)) I’d read “Confessions of a Tenured Professor” in Inside Higher Ed a while back, but it left me too incensed to coherently … Continue reading
((current status = boy, am I screwed on my grading)) Which is why, of course, I’m blogging right now. Expect a “WTF Retrospective” post later on the strange and hilarious items I’ve encountered in student papers since I began teaching. … Continue reading
((current status = my life is moving, and I’m not in it)) When I start thinking about genocide and/or war, I go to the images first. Maybe this is so I can feel as though I’ve survived something. Reading the … Continue reading
((current status = awaiting final portfolios and reflecting on the one-year anniversary of Sri Lanka’s civil war, which leaves me feeling disconnected, unreal, and strange)) This month marks the anniversary of the bloody end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. On 2009 … Continue reading