This post is a list of things that annoy me dressed up in academic finery.
Native speaker (NS) teachers in Japan are partially, or primarily depending on the job, hired as models of the ideal English user. 3,270 more words
Over the span of this summer the course EDU 6978 Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education has led me through the complexities of what STEM is and what STEM education may look like in action. 412 more words
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and the Patty Hearst fiasco was definitely a case in point. This reviewer is old enough to remember the news coverage at the time; here Toobin presents us with what is likely the most objective and well researched account of the kidnapping and subsequent crime spree in which Hearst was a participant. 514 more words
I was enjoying a fine meal at a vegan café when the conversation between us and the owners turned to English learning. Now, this happens pretty often when you’re an English teacher (or just look like one) as people are reminded by your presence that they nominally took at least 6 years of English at school and have little to show for it. 3,297 more words
On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst was engaged and living with a man who had previously been her high school teacher. Though the times reflected social change and a rethinking of traditional gender roles, for Hearst, an heiress to the Hearst fortune and Steven Weed life was humdrum and she felt stifled, emotionally unfulfilled and depressed. 630 more words