Category Archives: Teaching

Rung Out?

While I’m not sure the title there conjugates the verb properly, it still fits the moment Calvin seems to be experiencing in the recent classic strip by Bill Watterson: It’s one thing for classes to be over.  It’s another thing … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Two Months

Two weeks until the school year comes to an end. And two months until things start back up again. Last week I recorded what I hope will be my last chapel talk ever.  Or at least for a long time. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Looking for a Letter

This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is another end-of-year gag with a creative use of cereal. I’m hoping that all my exams have been given (this is my first time ever giving a “final” exam to seniors as usually there … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Semester-Ending Superstition

It’s that week for seniors.  So Bill Amend is likely onto something here in this week’s new FoxTrot. (image from

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A Moment with a Myth

Here’s a moment with Jamie Smith talking about a cultural reality worth thinking about (and responding to).

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Deja Nu, Deja Vu?

Five years ago, I found myself in a position where I was a church member without a pastor and a school teacher (at a Christian school) without a campus minister.  In both instances, I was able to step in and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Subject Deadlines

Interesting argument in today’s Frazz by Jef Mullett.  I’d be curious to know if this rings true for teachers out there. A bit late getting this posted.  It was a full Sunday, with the regular Sunday routine plus an afternoon … Continue reading

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Still No Way Home?

I commemorated the end of spring break in a couple of ways.  First, I went in to school for a couple of hours to get ready for tomorrow.  New quarter, new unit, therefore new paperwork to handout.  Second, I got … Continue reading

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On Vacation, Travel, and Rest

Well, I’ve been back from the West Coast for a few days now.  The sleep pattern is almost normal.  Some of my routines have finally started to kick back in.  The laundry has been done.  I’ve got a few more … Continue reading

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On Being Occupied

I think often of this story from Jesus, particularly during times like spring break: 43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will … Continue reading

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