Category Archives: Teaching

Unbusy: Non-Stop to Nothing

These last few weeks have been a reminder of the frustration that comes with being busier than you ever intended to be.  In the midst of it all came news of the death of Eugene Peterson, who has probably shaped … Continue reading

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Beyond Hot, Stinky Cat Dooky

There were two scenes in last week’s episode of The Good Place that were both hilarious and pertinent to some of the things that I cover in my upper level classes.  The first was “Jeremy Bearimy,” which NBC released as … Continue reading

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Jeremy Bearimy, Indeed

The Good Place on NBC went to a great place with this week’s episode.  So great that I would show the entire episode in one of my classes next quarter if it didn’t give away almost every twist of the … Continue reading

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Education as Starvation Diet

As with many other areas of life, education tends to be a perpetual victim of trends and fads.  Unmoored from any deep-rooted principle or practice, the contemporary classroom and campus now finds itself blown here and there by whatever assertions … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: On the Ground, On the Floor

The leaves of autumn were present in many of today’s comic strips.  Sally’s “famous collection” of them, though, strikes me as the funniest.  You just never know how self-aware she is (or isn’t). I liked her line about the leaves … Continue reading

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Logic Says . . .

Tomorrow brings a wrap to the first quarter of the school year.  It also brings a wrap to reading the first half of Alan Jacobs’ How to Think with the juniors to a close.  After looking at tests, we’ll do … Continue reading

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Being Benedict or Daring Daniel?

It’s always good to hear that Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” still hangs in the religious consciousness, if only amongst those on Twitter or fortunate enough to the Dreher speak.  Leah Libresco has a great new book on the concept, giving … Continue reading

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