Entries from October 2008

How I feel in meetings

Date October 25, 2008

A Vision of Today’s Students

Date October 23, 2008

Michael Wesch spoke last year at MaricopaTech, and our visions of what “students” means mesh nicely. I, obviously, struggle on a smaller level what he struggles to accomplish on a grander level.

Colbert does Shakespeare

Date October 14, 2008

Political standings aside, here’s a great comparison of Obama and McCain from Stephen Colbert using Greenblatt’s Will in the World, which is a very accessible nonfiction novel about Shakespeare. Colbert and his counterpart Jon Stewart are master rhetoricians. What can you find in this short video?

Tech fun!

Date October 14, 2008

Google Apps: An alternative CMS

Date October 11, 2008

Frankly, I am getting a little bored doing the similar presentation over and over. Although I can tell you it’s well received and needed! I just need Google to call me up and pay me, or at least give me a free tour or something. 🙂 I’ve worked on this with Shelley Rodrigo at probably […]

Dale Allender: Key Note comments

Date October 10, 2008

In terms of 21st century literacies, in the next ten years we will see Increased Global Interaction, hyper localism, extreme diversity and increased out of school learning. In terms of diversity, it’s not just race anymore. It’s play out in age, gender, and even extreme religious views on education. Dale Allender’s, the director of NCTE-West, […]


Date October 10, 2008

Several months ago I received a CFP from Shelley Rodrigo for TYCA-West and wondered what the hell that was. Turns out it is Two Year College Association, which is part of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). At first it was suppose to be in Prescott, and I agreed loving the area and deciding […]

So who’s your favorite author?

Date October 1, 2008

Talking to a student tonight brought up the “You teach English, what should I read next?” conversation. And I hate it, not because I don’t have 32 books on my “Mustreadrightnow” bookshelf but because I will fail you. Rarely do I suggest something that they fall for. So today I will share a few things. […]