Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Link Worth Following

You all have probably gathered by now from my rants that the world of school is not easily walked away from. You have probably gathered that I have little use for the school “reform” movement, which, in the cynicism of geezerhood, … Continue reading

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In Class With Mr. Jackson

I just finished listening to The Story, a syndicated interview program, carried by our local public radio station. Ruben Jackson changed careers, leaving a job at the Smithsonian for teaching English in high school. He found himself in front of … Continue reading

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Computers in a Classroom

While on a recent vacation, I indulged myself by reading as many as three newspapers a day, none of them my hometown paper. They were Seattle Times, Wenatchee World, and USA Today. During the course of my vacation, I forget … Continue reading

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The haiku is probably the most popular poetic form in English, never mind its native Japanese. Its appeal lies in its brevity and apparent simplicity. It would seem to be an easy kind of poem to write, a kind of … Continue reading

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