On testing and education

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/03/09/for_sat_takers_a_new_test/ one the one hand I am glad more emphasis is being put on writing and if this gets more teachers to take writing seriously that would be a good thing. However, the article itself points out many of my reservations: many teachers will be tempted to gear all their teaching toward the test and […]

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Conferences

The same old problem: I realize after a student has left I’ve been doing too much talking and not enough listening. Sometimes it’s shy studentes who are afraid to be in control: tell me how to fix it, tell me what you want. And they are not completely wrong. What I want, how I will […]

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Great essay

reflecting on Gibson’s Passion and the role of the Catholic artist: Wrestling with the Angel of Strangeness: The Passion One Year Later, by Debra Murphy I really like her analysis, one of the clearest I’ve seen. Not a “close reading” of the film, but an attempt to see its place in the bigger picture.

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more focused O’Connor response

David said: “To use the good as a means of letting evil be seen more clearly, rather than to use evil as a means of letting good be seen more clearly by contrast, is an inversion as radical—and, I think, as disastrous—as anything Descartes came up with.” I�m not sure that this formulation of inversion […]

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