Category Archives: Teaching

Final Exam Equivocations

Today was a classroom wrap for me.  The tests have been graded, paperwork turned in, and final questions asked.  Now it’s a matter of one more chapel and beginning the planning for next year.  But there are still tests and … Continue reading

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Nouwen and the First Question

For a number of years I have been convinced that one of the best things that I can do as a teacher is to ask good questions.  Question-asking has been particularly fruitful with upperclassmen, as it allows for a more … Continue reading

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Education and the Industrial Solvent

Much like liberalism, industrialism has acted as a kind of universal solvent that has assisted in what some would call the dissolution of whatever the most recent world might have been (though we now exist in the wake of its … Continue reading

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“Lookout Hill” and Perspective

Even though I’ve been thinking about it all school year, my current “temporary institutional stretch” has been on my mind quite a bit lately (mostly because the end of the school year means we should be entering a particular time … Continue reading

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Thinking about Education

Today I had the opportunity to lead out in our school’s annual “faith issues” workshop.  One of the aims of the meeting, at least from my perspective, is to continue the conversation of faith integration.  The folks over at Comment … Continue reading

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Frazz and the Problem with Group Work

This week over at gocomics.com, Jef Mallett posted some Frazz strips all about the struggle of working with others.  Ask almost any student if these strips reflect the truth, and they’d probably agree.  It starts with this: Then things escalate … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: It’s a Trap, Mrs. Olsen

It’s a pretty good day for the four-colored funnies.  Here’s one of the best (from Jef Mallett’s Frazz). Two quick confessions: (1) Caulfield’s approach here is pretty genius.  (2) One of my favorite parts of getting my English degree was … Continue reading

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