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Tag Archives: teaching

And This Is Why I Teach

My stepfather is dying.  I hate even using the word “step” because in every sense of the word, he is my father.  And he will be gone soon.  He is … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Dear Educator Hating Strangers: Your Opinions Belong in the Comments Section. Not in my Inbox.

This is now the third time I’ve written about being harassed for being an educator, but clearly the message isn’t getting through, so I will try one more time to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

The 2015 Official UW-System Faculty Exodus Update Part 3: The “ Why Everyone’s Leaving” Edition

The other morning I opened my email, as I do every morning, to find this lovely message: “I saw online that you are leaving UW because of working conditions. I … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Toward a New Consensus for Tenure in the Twenty-First Century

The May–June issue of Academe starts out with Clark G. Ross’s discussion of tenure. We think we all know what the concept of “tenure” means, but, in light of recent … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Creepy Invasion of Cengage in My Email Inbox

July 3 and I am minding my own business, just checking email before Independence Day, and I have an email from someone named Ashley Minton,, with a cc: to … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why I Love Torturing My Students With William Faulkner

My wife hates Faulkner. With a passion. So when we got married, there was no problem with my raiding her book collection and appropriating the novelist’s Light in August. I … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

“That’s Not What Happened to Me”

This is a guest post by Kevin Brown, a professor of English at Lee University. His article, “That’s Not What Happened to Me,” appears in the online version of the January-February 2014 … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

12 Angry Professors? (Not Quite)

How is a courtroom like a classroom? The two may not seem related – but as Patricia Evridge Hill writes in the new issue of Academe, they are more alike … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reign of Error: the important new book by Diane Ravitch

This is crossposted from Daily Kos at the request of Aaron Barlow: The testing, accountability, and choice strategies offer the illusion of change while changing nothing. They mask the inequity … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Reflective Practice of Teaching

The following was written for the blog of the Whole Child Initiative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, where it went live today. You can see the original … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 4 Comments



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