teaching

Living w/ the Parachute People

As we head toward the end of the school year I find myself reflecting on a number of changes that I’ve experienced over the year. One of the first things that I noticed was this phenomenon where students coming into my lab would spend the whole period with their backpacks continuously attached to their backs. […]

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Always Time for New Tech

I have major projects from three classes waiting to be graded. I have five classes worth of work waiting to put on the school website. I have seven classes worth of grades needed to be bubbled into the scantron form. I have income tax to send off to my accountant. I have student loans to […]

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Ass Kicked in 2005, Praying for a Better 2006

“Men plan, children change the plans, and God laughs” I think December kicked me in the ass… no, I know December kicked me in the ass. Basically, by the second weekend into the month I’d already taken four sick days, spent four days with a fever shivering under my blankets, gotten a none-too-subtle warning from […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As the following email will try to explain, it’s become that decision-making time of year and this one is a big one…. Friends and family, For the millionth time this term I’m on my back again, this time with some kind of flu (body aches, headache, slight congestion at the back of the throat, etc.)… […]

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