Monthly Archives: February 2017

Reflecting on Trump’s Win

With the recent CPAC as well as the DNC Chairman election, it seems an excuse to post a hodge-podge of comments on the state of politics after Trump’s election to the White House. I did not vote for Trump, nor … Continue reading

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Student Notes on Dead Poets Society

These were based on some notes I took when I was doing observations in my teaching program. This was with 7th Grade classes that were watching Dead Poets Society after taking a rather exhausting statewide assessment. The observations crystallized a … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Favorite Comic Book Writers

I spent way too much time thinking about something others might rattle off very quickly: who my favorite comic book writers are, and what it would take to displace them. This was based on a comment on a message board … Continue reading

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When Will The First Woman Be Elected President?

This is just a thought experiment, but I was trying to figure out when we might expect a woman to be elected President. The Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 will more likely than not be a woman. The most exciting new … Continue reading

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The Authority Who Tells You To Question All Authority: Foucault and Postmodernism

I wrote this for a class on the sociological, historical and philosophical foundations of education. Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, significant in the postmodernist movement. His writings on power and desire have been applied to education, a topic he … Continue reading

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Ten People With Surprising Oscars

I’m interested in the history of the Academy Awards, and every now and then I see some people have surprising backgrounds for Oscar winners. I’m trying to avoid the likes of F. Murray Abraham or Marlee Matlin, who are known … Continue reading

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H is for Hornbook, M is for Moses, N is for New England Primer

This was a mini-essay I wrote for one of my classes on the history of education in the United States. New England has a tradition of valuing education, sometimes for reasons that wouldn’t be as socially acceptable to hear from … Continue reading

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