Tag Archives: college

Bring it on hard.

There’s stuff that people really like to be hard.  Like ice if you’re going fishing in January, or liquor.  Plenty of people like hard liquor.  I can think of other stuff, too, but I’d like to keep this a PG-13 … Continue reading

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My Shitty First Draft

Currently I find little to be excited about in public education.  Between the standardized testing, the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, the Common Core curriculum, and the 7am start time, I’ve begun to become a little, disillusioned shall we say, … Continue reading

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Teacher Training – Trouble in the Trenches

When I entered college, a doe-eyed, innocent teenager, and began my teacher training courses, I could havel never imagined that twenty years later I would be trained as a special forces agent ready for combat. At the university I was trained … Continue reading

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The Bribe Gone Bad

I was just catching up on one of my favorite blogs by jeandayfriday.  She wrote about a certain bribe that was made to encourage excellent academic achievement.  Wa-la!  It worked.  But, I’ve got to be responsible and caution people who … Continue reading

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Keep Feelin’ Fascination

Sorry, but I couldn’t help using the title of the techno 80’s song by The Human League as my title today.  It’s about fascination, and I love the 80’s – even though the two are completely unrelated in this post.  … Continue reading

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Kids Should Come with a Warning Label

I’m sure I’m not the first genius to come up with this idea.  I’ve read blogs and essays and articles recounting all of the foibles of being the new parents of mewling, puking infants. Sure, that’s one kind of warning … Continue reading

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Research Paper Blues

They are counting down.  T-minus 8 school days and counting until graduation. My students’ drafts of their 8-10 page research papers were due yesterday.  This is a second-semester, freshman level college composition course.  While the students are physically taking the … Continue reading

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