Monthly Archives: February 2011

No TV and WAY Better Off

It occurs to me every now and then that Josh and I are extremely different from most of the American population in the fact that we don’t watch TV. We do have a TV for movie viewing purposes (and, actually the computer does a better job), but we don’t get any stations. It’s been like […]

Why the Traditional Research Paper is a Worthless Task for High Schoolers

I realize that what I’m about to say seems blasphemous to the art of teaching English, particularly to those who have spent the greater part of their careers establishing and perfecting unit plans on The research paper. I’m all about old-school when it’s appropriate. For instance, I recently pulled out my diagramming tools from the […]

Forced Relaxation (plus, a Millie appearance!)

Last week I was out of school Tuesday-Friday due to the ice storm here in Indiana. It was convenient timing because I had some sort of virus. Suffice it to say that I truly relaxed last week. There’s nothing like freezing cold weather and runny nose that make me just want to sit on the […]