My students are bored by school. How do we change their minds?
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November 12, 2013
November 3, 2013
Halloweek has derailed some students. But maybe they learned something more important.
October 27, 2013
Last year, I fell out of love. This year, a different emotion.
October 22, 2013
Seeing those guys topple a formation in a state park caused me to realize that deep down, I'm a conservative.
October 20, 2013
First year writing students adopt a bizarre and counterproductive style. I wonder why.
October 7, 2013
What makes us work harder than is probably good for us?
September 27, 2013
Two people (among many) working the South who could've been MacArthur Fellows.
September 25, 2013
The MacArthur Foundation released its list of Fellows. I'm not on it. Neither is anyone else who works below the Mason-Dixon.
September 16, 2013
I wouldn't have realized how much I benefit from teaching first-year writing if I hadn't been forced into it.
September 11, 2013
I actually do enjoy writing recommendation letters. Here's why.