Tag Archives: Pedagogy

“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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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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Repost day: ‘Autobiography of Red’

((current status = sequestered in the grading cave)) Since I have zero time available to draft a full post right now (though I have plenty of lolpaper thoughts and thinking exercises percolating in my brain), have a repost. This one … Continue reading

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Abolishing grades: a pipe-dream that could come true (?)

((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

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Repost day: the importance of in-depth analysis.

((current status = sick for the first time all year + chronic pain + last essay before I pass out for the weekend)) It’s astonishing to me when I do get sick, because, despite the slew of health problems I … Continue reading

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Repost day: authenticity & approaching literature.

((current status = 6.5 essays to go + nonprofit work @ 4 + exhausted in my soul)) I used a Ning in my lit classes this past semester: a user-friendly course-building technology that drew on elements such as discussion forums, … Continue reading

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Thinking exercises to bookend the semester.

Music video lesson + Playlist lesson = happy, engaged students + happy, energetic instructor. The music video lesson would be a great one to plan for an observation day as well as an opening class activity. Continue reading

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