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Underlife: the bane of my existence or a healthy expression of student identity? (Part 1)

One of the concepts we recently discussed in my grad program is that of “underlife.”

This sociological concept broadly describes how members of communities complicate their two-dimensional social roles… 576 more words


A Good Paideia

It’s amazing what you can learn in just a few days of reading, researching, and discussing!

Since I posted on Socratic seminars earlier this week, I have been in conversation with a couple of my professors and peers at University of Louisville about that method. 300 more words



In recent weeks, I’ve become a kind of accidental evangelist of the Socratic seminar. For anyone unfamiliar, this method of peer-to-peer dialogue has its roots in Ancient Greece (hence the name) and  1,478 more words


Getting on in the Army

After the training camp, where I shot guns and jumped out of a helicopter on the end of a rope and learned that the higher one’s rank is doesn’t necessarily equate with higher intelligence and decency, I went to the Army Apprentices School on the Mornington Peninsular. 575 more words


1989: The First of Four Elephants

Several life-changing events happened to me in 1989, but in order to choose a story to tell I will have to ignore a very large elephant that happens to be crowding out almost everything else from the room. 1,208 more words



These are our English pen-pals reading the letters we sent and writing a reply for our 1st ESO students. They belong to John Mason School in Abingdon (Oxfordshire), If you want to get more information on this school, you can have a look at the following link: 7 more words

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College Writing Tip: Thesis Statement- What? How? Why? (Part Three)

Thesis Statements can be tricky, but they are not impossible!

This is Part Three of my three-post series talking all about those wonderful Thesis Statements. Regardless of the type of essay, I have… 525 more words