Category Archives: Teaching

roundtable discussion assignment

2 years ago, when I taught my first Community College Brit Lit survey class, I included a basic group presentation on the syllabus. I had 4 topics (thematically linked sections from the Norton) and had the students present on them. … Continue reading

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community college

Have I written about the community college gig yet? It seems like I’ve meant to, but it’ keat me kind if busy. If I have, feel free to forgive me and move on. When I was young-ish and hopeful and maybe … Continue reading

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catching up

School started. We have a 4th grader who misses 3rd grade and a 2nd grader who wishes school didn’t exist. ::sigh:: I am teaching at one of the local community colleges. In some ways it is just fabulous, my best … Continue reading

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the odd thing about part time

The NaNoBloMo prompt today is about days off. Here’s the thing: I’m part time and my hours are flexible. Right now I work at the church on Wednesdays and the University on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but my Mondays and Fridays … Continue reading

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early morning quiet

I crashed early last night, so I awoke early, feeling rested, this morning. It will be a busy weekend, simply because it is Halloween and (for us) Reformation/All Saints/Pledge Consecration Sunday, though my part is minimal. The kids are going … Continue reading

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This is a day-in-the-life-of post, but not really a typical day, just the day Thursday happened to be. I graded until just before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. I woke up before my 6:30 alarm. I got the kids going and … Continue reading

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ten minutes

One of the differences between the UC in the next town with which I am most familiar and the CSU where I am now working is that a 4-unit 1-quarter class at the UC was 3 contact hours whereas at … Continue reading

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