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A blog by John Warner, author of the story collection Tough Day for the Army, and a novel, The Funny Man, on teaching, writing and never knowing when you're going to be asked to leave.

August 26, 2014 - 3:48pm
William Deresiewicz's "excellent sheep" often find themselves at the nexus of money, politics, and power. Why do they do so much harm?
August 24, 2014 - 8:05pm
Excellent Sheep is an intramural squabble, but the rest of us have a stake in the outcome.
August 22, 2014 - 8:13am
A teacher's job is not to monitor students, but to engage them.
August 14, 2014 - 11:07pm
I don't want cell phones in class, but I'm seeking agreement, rather than banning by fiat.
August 13, 2014 - 7:17pm
A Twitter conversation caused a conversion (sort of).
August 12, 2014 - 8:11pm
We're putting faith in the wrong things, efficiency over freedom and mercy.
August 11, 2014 - 5:51pm
A former student thought I'd been demoted. The notion it might be true stuck with me.
August 10, 2014 - 5:46pm
The creators of a new app feel unjustly maligned.
August 7, 2014 - 3:29pm
MIT thinks "the very notion of a class may be outdated." I think they're being silly.
August 4, 2014 - 6:21pm
This semester will likely be my last one teaching fiction writing.


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