I’ve been spending some time reflecting back on the last six years (!) that have passed since January 2014 (post here) marked my return to college thirteen years after taking a break from my degree. Here I sit in January of 2020 with a year and a half of teachingContinue Reading

Being a teacher has always been a part of my life.  When I was in 5th grade, I made a classroom in a side closet and did lessons with my younger brother.  I had posters, whiteboards, and attendance sheets.  It was probably the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done in myContinue Reading

Welcome to day three!  We’ve tabulated the stacks of syllabi, bought (most) our books, filled the beleaguered backpacks with a steady supply of school supplies and managed not to have a complete meltdown as the full enormity of our collective class loads have become apparent.  Congratulations, one and all!Continue Reading

I waxed poetic about BTTF: Part II (and plenty of other sequels) back in January as I shared my hopes for the start of the Spring 2015 semester.  You’re probably thinking that I’m going to dig up and reuse the theme as I approach Fall 2015.  You’re a regular Sherlock Holmes,Continue Reading

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future is disappointing.  Lord of the Rings is acceptable.  Godfather Part II is timeless (let us not speak of Part III and Sofia Coppola).  Tomorrow begins my second full year inContinue Reading