Tag: education

My Latest Special Snowflake

Received via email tonight (personal data changed to protect the student’s identity): hello professor this is ********** in your ********** class, according to a friend in the class that you gave back the exam 2 grades in class which i asked you for it before i left the class on monday, you told me you …

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Larry Scott Class

The Larry Scott class offered through Southern Flames last weekend was, to me, many things: A huge education. Larry demonstrated many tricks and techniques that I had never before seen, and explained some things I had seen before in a new way so that I finally “got it.” I sort of understood the idea behind …

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A Life Cut Too Short

In the last issue of the alumni magazine from Case Western Reserve University, where I did my graduate work, I found an entry in the “In Memory” column that stunned me. Tanya was my closest friend in graduate school.  She was several years younger than I and an undergraduate, but it didn’t matter — all …

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A must-see on TV

If you didn’t see 20/20 last Friday night, with John Stossel’s report on “Stupid in America,” find a way to see it on a rerun, find someone who taped it and borrow the tape, get a tape from ABC, whatever. It is a must-see for anyone involved with the K-12 public education system as a …

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I should take this seriously???

I hate to give this former student any more time, or any more sense of his/her own self-importance, but this really is just too absurd not to share. I’m posting the whole comment just so you can get the full flavor, and decide for yourself what it says about this student… Jeez!!! She is still …

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You gotta have a sense of humor

As I was grading the last of the web projects today, I followed the link from one page to ratemyprofessors.com to see the latest slams against me (rolling eyes). As usual, they were tacky, tactless, and inadvertently very funny. One in particular complained about MY HAIRSTYLE!!! Give me a break, please — what does my …

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