Of interest: A message that will soon be posted to the vast crowds who inhabit my online freshman comp courses this semester. Feel free to pass it along to your own students. Here’s something that you should know about. The … Continue reading
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Ugh! I hate the new gradebook in Canvas. They’ve gooped up what used to be a simple, easy interface by adding new layers of nuisance pointing-and-clicking…just like Blackboard. It used to be that when you finished grading a paper in … Continue reading
Nice timing: the hideous events in Connecticut occurred as I was filing final grades for the last composition classes I’ll ever teach. When the news came down, a selfish and unworthy thought entered my mind: thank God I’ll never have … Continue reading
w00t! For a change a mistake I made redounds in my favor! I failed to account for Veteran’s day on the MWF class calendar. So, ô mirabilis, there’s no class on November 12. Only 37 more days to go!
Forty-two more classes to go. Forty-two more drives on the flicking homicidal freeway. Felt pretty good driving home—gastritis much calmed, that general sense of mild stage fright that puts you on edge in the hour or two before you have … Continue reading
A year-old Blackboard rant at Funny about Money has brought me a tiny moment of fame: a link in a post at Jana Remy’s site. Jana seems less inclined to launch into fanciful flights of rage than I am, but … Continue reading
Thank god the semester is almost done. I’m not looking forward to two months without pay, but on the other hand, I do need a break. Such as it is: got jury duty coming up on the 14th and then … Continue reading