Category Archives: Teaching

Sunday’s Best: Ill-Prepared for Re-entry

Today’s WuMo strip is quite fitting considering today is the last day of fall break.  While I’ve spent some time getting ready for tomorrow’s re-entry, I know that there will be things that I missed or that I forgot.  I … Continue reading

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Traction and Distraction

If you can’t already tell, I’m trying to use this two-week “break” to find my way back to posting here regularly.  This last quarter has been a lot busier than I had anticipated.  And while I’ve mostly been able to … Continue reading

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The Line Between Right and Easy

This past Sunday’s Frazz strip by Jef Mallett had another quality interaction between Caulfield and Mrs. Olsen worth sharing here.  It’s good to see wisdom come from Mrs. Olsen and for Caulfield to understand the response. (image from gocomics.com)

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First Quarter’s End

The first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close this week, and was it a doozy!  There were lots of reasons for this, lots of incidental things that came up.  And some of it was asked-for on … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Ready Player One?

Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is a fun one, particularly as it shows us that the line between reality and video-game fiction is already quite blurred.  The last frame is just icing on the cake. (image from gocomics.com)

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Using Labor Day

Today was a work-day holiday for me.  If I didn’t go in to get some things done, I would likely be irreparably behind for the week.  Still not sure if I made a dent in things, but at least I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Preparing for Monday

Today’s Nancy by Olivia Jaimes is a fun picture of how the weekend (even a long one) can get ruined by the threat of Monday. This weekend was an attempt at recalibration for me.  Friday was a state holiday, so … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Splash in the Face

Charles Schulz’s “hand puppet theater” strips are always an interesting thread in the Peanuts run.  This Sunday’s classic Peanuts had a nice, simple joke worth sharing. My chapel talk this week is about the Biblical Story.  It’s a common refrain … Continue reading

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A Kind of Summer Ending

It’s June 30th, which means I’m unofficially bringing a certain phase of “summer vacation” to an end.  June has been good: a quality trip home, a few weeks to (re)establish some daily and weekly rhythm and routines, good sleep and … Continue reading

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To Be and To Do

This week Frazz and Caulfield discussed a question that students get asked often (one I’m probably guilty of asking, too).  It’s a good question, though it probably nudges students to more stress than necessary.  Caulfield handles it well . . … Continue reading

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