Category Archives: Opinion

It Started Like Any Other Day At School

The summer before the Columbine shootings, I worked at a middle school. Our French teacher was taking a leave of absence, and we scheduled a full day of interviews. Positions for French teachers were scarce, so we had lots of … Continue reading

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Read And Follow Directions: The Meme Redux

I’ve said it a thousand times: Read and follow directions. In my teaching days, of course, teaching students to follow directions was built into the content of whatever else they were supposed to learn. Fast forward to today, and I … Continue reading

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It’s Called a Meme

Pronounce it “meem.” It’s something that spreads via the Internet. It might be a word, a picture, a concept. This one is adapted from my friend Jenni, and takes the form of a questionnaire. Not profound, perhaps, but maybe you’ll … Continue reading

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