How is it already October? The Fall Semester Bullet Train has reached full speed, the days whipping by like the landscape blur of a passenger car window. This week is Homecoming, which means there’ll be an extra layer of hyper on everything. One of the best parts about being an older veteran teacher is that Continue reading

A few years back, I was grousing with colleagues about an upcoming week of fourth-quarter speech evaluations when a friend in the history department gave me one of those duh-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments. (Thanks, S.W.!) Instead of scheduling a full week of student presentations (8 speakers per day x 4 days = all 32 kids done but […]