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Grading the Performance of Top MLB Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

Elsa/Getty Images If you love prospects, then it doesn’t get any better than the Arizona Fall League. With six teams comprised of players from all 30 organizations, the prestigious AFL offers top prospects an opportunity to refine their skills long after the end of the minor league season. 127 more words

Earth Movers Then and Now

I was looking for some Halloween images in my Grandma’s Scrapbooks tonight and instead ran across a couple interesting images of earth movers.

LITTLE MAN – BIG SCOOP… 300 more words


film film and film and OH MY GOD, THE DAY JOB

I’ve been watching a lot of films and have not even got time to review them. Partly my ‘day job’ as a lecturer has got in the way, marking endless (I mean ENDLESS student essays and dissertations) ARGH… 915 more words

Rants + Outrages

Does England have the solution to the grade-inflation problem?

At the beginning of this school year, Princeton University changed its contentious grading policy. The university had previously limited the number of students who could receive A grades, but rescinded this for a variety of reasons, including fears that the lower GPAs disadvantaged Princeton students on the job market and discouraged the top students from applying to the university in the first place. 693 more words

Being Put Through My Paces

A meeting is scheduled.  With The Boy’s teachers.  Not yet an official IEP meeting, just an I’m-so-sick-of-you-not-knowing-what-you’re-doing meeting.  Nah, I won’t really say that.  But I do have dreams, yes DREAMS about running an inservice, actual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for these teachers, and not just about how to effectively approach a student and his/her IEP, but about basic things like GRADING and ASSESSMENTS. 303 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Asian sadists at the mall

I got my ass kicked by an Asian sadist on Sunday….and I paid for it. Let me explain. I woke up hungover on Sunday morning. I hadn’t intended to go out Saturday, but a couple of beers and dinner turned into enough beers that I had to abandon my car across town and walk home in the cold at midnight. 1,124 more words


Can grading essays really be fun?

If you are among the many EDWP instructors readying to collect your second major writing assignment, you may find Brian Martin’s thoughts about “Marking essays” 42 more words