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The Burden of Grading

As a teacher, from nearly the first year I worked, I asked my students to evaluate the classes they took from me.  I realized early on I would have to make it specific for the students to avoid getting too … Continue reading

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The Summer Slide

My nephew Orson is worried about his students.  He has noticed that “distance learning” and “distance teaching” have some real short comings.  It’s much harder to get the experience and practice it takes to get good at something in an … Continue reading

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Darlene’s Guidance

In 1992 I moved to Roswell, America to start work at Goddard High School.  For those of you who don’t know, Goddard is also a bomb shelter.  Many of the classes meet sixteen feet underground.  Everything about teaching underground is … Continue reading

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Considering the Crown of Thorns

This is a glorious day in the Christian calendar, but I’ve looked into my past.  Christ’s suffering was cruel, His sacrifice profound.  I find myself contemplating His suffering and the part I have played in it.  What do I know … Continue reading

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Eighteen Straight Failures

I’ve been seeing little news stories about “distance learning” and parents dealing with trying to be teachers as well as parents.  I suspect it’s not an easy gig for many.  I tend to think, “So…you thought my job could be … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism

I used to take voice lessons, and for those who have not done so, voice lessons can be a great deal more daunting than you might think. They test the self and the confidence in all sorts of strange ways. … Continue reading

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Locked up with a Superior Mind

I refuse to pay for cable TV, which means that I use a simple antenna to get whatever programming flows into the evening.  The other night I was wading through the TV wasteland when I came across an old movie … Continue reading

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By the Eye

In anticipation of A Bookish Affair, I’ve been planning a photographic essay about good old Roswell, America.  By photographic essay, I mean I have set of images that I’m going to try and get of this town that show it … Continue reading

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The Big Question

So…I started teaching professionally (officially) in 1985.  I was interviewed by Hector Madrid, the principal of Deming High at the time, and his assistant principal and activities director.  They were all three at a convention in Albuquerque, and I drove … Continue reading

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