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 […]
At Fordham University: Modern History Sourcebook, links to lots of historical documents. Some outlines on major themes, ideas. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook10.html
http://english3.fsu.edu/~skopel/writing/book/view/170 http://www2.wgbh.org/mbcweis/ltc/fnma3/lessonsfrom.html http://english.boisestate.edu/writing/therock.htm
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 […]
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.
having decided that there was a reason getting stuff done on Sunday afternoons was impossible, I decided to give up trying and to keep holy the sabbath. Give the day to God and try to pick up the slack on other days. (not that that really works, but I know there’s a reason we have […]
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 […]