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This fall, I am teaching graduate students for the first time. I am teaching our senior capstone course, which graduate students can sign up for. My course in on the history of the American West. Usually 1 or 2 graduate students sign up, but I have 6 for whatever reason–my charming personality no doubt. So […]

Shake your meaning-maker

On March 7, 2012

So I’ve mentioned before that the final project in my class is a creative one in which students must occupy the position they’ve been analyzing all quarter–that of the meaning-making rh

Though I suppose this would get me fired in Arizona, I’ll admit that I strategically punctuate my lesson plans with profanity. That guy in the back of the class who thinks he failed his engineering midterm yesterday and spent all night fretting about it instead of sleeping? He’s drifting off — and would be, no […]
I’m grading AP US History exams this week. It’s not a particularly fun process. Most of the tests are not very good. But it drives me INSANE that the other graders find it just so damn funny that students are confused and say ridiculous things in their essays. Oh, you confused the Gentlemen’s Agreement of […]
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