They say life is a continual learning experience.
This morning, I walked into my Y12 classroom, where the heater had been on long enough to make the room too warm for me. 234 kata lagi
In the Creative Writing Pedagogy group, which is on Facebook, Rebecca Makkal asked the following question: “I’m looking for great essays (preferably online, assignable to graduate students) about diversity/difference/power in the writing classroom. 346 kata lagi
Speaking up for the first time about what she described as “horrifyingly exploitative and debasing”, Math department TA Kristen Spearman recalled hours of forced work in a darkened N-200 closet writing puns intended for name lines on tests and quizzes. 168 kata lagi
I like to think of my classroom (since yesterday, anyway) as a situation awareness room. If not actually a war room.
I have been watching a couple of talks on TED given by the gnarly General Stanley McCrystal, head of Joint Special Operations in Iraq between 2003 and 2008, and later in Afghanistan, and now a teacher of international relations at Yale, and I want to be more like him – relaxed, intelligent, and terrifying both to his enemies and his allies. 171 kata lagi