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Sunday’s Best: Calvin on the Couch

I realized during what could be my last trip to Barnes and Noble that all of my Calvin and Hobbes collections are in my classroom, which I might not see for a while.  Even with digital access, this is unfortunate. … Continue reading

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Downshifting (or the sense of a life)

There’s this intermediate state between the end of a quarter and a real sense of being “on break” that is always tricky for me to navigate.  Part of that difficulty comes from times where I go (almost) straight from the … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Road

The traveling has gone well these last few days. While it’s been a little rainier than usual for us, we’ve still had more than our fair share of sun. We spent Monday in London, starting with the Globe and ending … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Equivocating Density

Today’s Frazz comic by Jef Mallett is another great example of an intelligent conversation that employs multiple meanings of a word.  Plus there’s a lot to learn, which is always interesting. It’s a good Sunday for the comics, actually.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Thinking about Thinking

This week we started reading Alan Jacobs’s How to Think in class.  The class, which focuses on “Christian thought,” has been pretty steady for a number of years.  The addition of How to Think is the biggest shift in a … Continue reading

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Moving Like Lightning

This week’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (besides being the only scripted show for me to watch this week) was a nice, Groundhog’s Day episode that worked well at humanizing one of the “colder” members of the cast.  And while the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The End of Class (is the beginning of great literature)

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett has a nice play on literary anticipation and wordplay.  Every teacher should have a student as sharp as Caulfield, really. (image from gocomics.com)

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