Monthly Archives: December 2012

The War Against Teachers: A Must Read…

Tweeted Henry Giroux’s article, The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times last week.  ‘Twas too busy to comment on it with finals and all.  Still limited for time, but took time to make the following comment on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Mayans, Stonehenge, Calculators, and our Future

Taking a moment to celebrate the continued existence of our lovely planet, let us reflect upon the amazing precision with which ancient civilizations such as the Maya, Persian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Greek, and Roman created calendars or structures that have withstood … Continue reading

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The Crucible that is Teaching

Remorse hung heavy in the air after 6th period.  As the school day drew to a close, the atmosphere in my classroom, and my spirit, dropped precipitously.  Memories of my shortcomings from earlier in the day melded with the shame … Continue reading

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