“So, uh, what should I write about?”

“So, uh, what should I write about?”

As guest blogger coming off a Thanksgiving-typtophan stupor, I found myself asking the very question many of my English students have posed over the years.  A recent posting on Insidehighered.com  told about a curriculum redesign of  writing for frst-year students.  Scott Warnock of Drexell University says about…

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Florida Virtual School Report

Florida Virtual School Report

The following is a brief excerpt from an article in the Orlando Sentinel regarding a study of Florida Virtual School. The Florida Virtual School is a good deal for Florida taxpayers. That is the view of Florida Tax Watch, which recently did a study on…

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If Shakespeare had been in my English class…

If Shakespeare had been in my English class…

I shudder to think.  This notion came to mind as I watched this video, Do Schools Kill Creativity,  delivered by Sir Ken Robinson at a TED Conference in Monterey, CA. where he again raises the concern that our educational system is about the business of educating people out…

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The Virtual Teacher

The Virtual Teacher

Sometime ago, I had heard Thomas Friedman suggest that we often have 21st Century students and 20th Century teachers.  I felt indicted by this statement and hope that on my better days, that might actually be true. I taught for years in an urban setting,…

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