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Native speaker teachers copying student errors

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


Understanding Quality STEM Education Programs

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

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American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, by Jeffrey Toobin****

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

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Book Review: 英語はインド式で学べ! (Learn English the Indian Way!)

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


Summer Surprise

A number of forest analysts were projecting that while we are in midst of a long period of strengthening lumber markets, prices could fade this summer due to increasing production on both sides of the border. 126 more words


American Heiress By Jeffrey Toobin

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

Is SLA's Cinque the First Black Lee Harvey Oswald?

by Mae Brussell and Stephanie Caruana, 4/19/74

credit to The Harold Weisberg Archive http://jfk.hood.edu/

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