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Pandemic Plusses: James McMurtry Shares a Great Notion

Amid all the Coronavirus blues we got going on, there are some moments to applaud. Celebrities are giving online performances or reading children’s books (the LeVar Burton/Neil Gaiman exchange was beautiful, and worth Googling), or adapting to quarantine and doing … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights from School Daze

I woke up from a dream in which i was struggling to play Stanley Clarke’s “School Days” and stressing that I could not play that complicated baseline well. when my dream cleared, i realized I was really fretting about this … Continue reading

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Class Warfare Should be a War on Ignorance

I would like to comment a bit on a fascinating book I read entitled Class Warfare by Stephen Brill. This nonfiction work chronicles the last few decades in American education battles, focusing on efforts to radically change how American students … Continue reading

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XBox Boyz: Is Virtual Hanging Out Better?

So it was last Friday night, my wife and I were going to a former student’s grad school graduation party, and our twin boys, 15, were staying home for the night. In my day, this often meant instant party as … Continue reading

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No Filter Required: Classroom Tempers in the Digital Age

A petite student called me an “asshole” in class the other day. Dropped the “F” bomb, invited me to write her up, and stormed out of my class when I informed her that leaving was an option. This got me … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Teaching is like being a parent, parenting always involves teaching, and when you do both, the lines blur. This blog will explore issues in the classrooom, and at home that come up when I try to be fair but functional … Continue reading

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