Monthly Archives: April 2017

Advisory

This was something I wrote for a class on education on the topic of Advisory, a portion of Middle School classes devoted to helping students with their nonacademic lives. After reading the articles on advisory programs and classroom management, I … Continue reading

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American Sniper and Socially-Conscious Criticism

Jamie Weinman’s piece on socially conscious criticism got me thinking about the flaws of the approach: it has a preference for bluntness over subtlety. I’m reminded on one relatively recent example: the years-old debate about whether American Sniper was too … Continue reading

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Debates and ELLs

This was something I wrote for a class on Education on whether debate can help ELL (English Language Learner) students. I’m a fan of NPR’s Intelligence Squared podcast, which offers hours long Oxford style debates on contemporary issues. I also … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Best Comic Book Creators Circa 2000

I’ve posted a few things from Wizard #105, where they went with a lot of rankings (characters, comic book stories, etc.) They also had a top ten creators (technically, a top 13 since it included three pairings.) I wouldn’t call … Continue reading

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Helping English Language Learners

This was something I wrote for one of my classes when I was going for my education masters. One of the major issues in education in the United States is determining how to help ELLs (English Language Learners), students whose … Continue reading

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The Rule of Three in Humor

Stealing a joke. A little girl was walking through the park when she saw three dogs lying by the pathway. Being an animal lover, she approached the dogs and proceeded to pet one of the dogs on the head. She … Continue reading

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Concerns About English Language Learners

This was a final essay for one of my classes when I was going for my Education masters. If I wrote it now, I’d have some additional paragraphs on the troubles with students who speak unconventional languages such as Mixtec, … Continue reading

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