Monthly Archives: September 2008

New Britain Herald, show me some love! (Oh, and the school board’s crazy)

The school board seems to have met to discuss the issue of “Kaizen Thursdays,” after a storm of criticism erupted from many parents who felt that they hadn’t been consulted, or even informed. And I think that Rick Guiness, the … Continue reading

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An unexpected resemblance between the faculty senate and little league

1. At meetings of each, there can frequently be more passionate discussion of the by-laws governing the election than the candidates for election or actual issues. 2. At both, it’s hard to find people willing to hold office. Thus, 3.  … Continue reading

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How to notice things in an English class: Word clouds

A few days ago I posted a low-tech way to notice more details in an English classroom; here’s a more web-friendly way. Assuming you have an electronic version of your text–generally (though not always) a safe assumption for my Victorian … Continue reading

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On the eve of school . . .

. . . both for us and for the 5-yr-old. We’re unready for the start of classes on campus, but the boy’s pretty excited about the start of kindergarten tomorrow. In part, this is the unfortunate effect of a name … Continue reading

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