In which I respond to an NPR article and booktuber Rincey Reads' comments on what today's high school students are reading and explain why picking what books are read in high school English classes can actually be a complex endeavor.
Point of clarification: while I focus on the fact that there are more classics being taught than just…Continue
In which John Green gives advice to students returning to school for summer break, discusses the reasons public education exists, and celebrates the landing of…Continue
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In which John discusses Part 1 of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, "The Hearth and the Salamander," including discussions of Guy Montag, Clarisse, the complicated relationship between technology and nature, and more. Huzzah for the Nerdfighter Book Club!
If you like learning, try crashcourse:…Continue
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So I've noticed today that teachers often say really dirty things and don't realize them. I'm not talking about flat out Professor Lupin's comments to Cho Chang in A Very Potter Sequel dirty. Oh no! I'm talking about teachers who have no idea that their comments could have a sexual connotation. What time is it? Example time:
"You're such a bad boy Brad. You're such a bad bad boy."-- This quote was from my physics teacher. She had no idea…Continue
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Don't get me wrong, I have complete respect for most of my teachers. They deserve it, they are underpaid and have to spend the day worrying with annoying children. However, there are some teachers that I just don't think deserve my respect.
I had a math teacher who was from Brazil. He had the accent and everything. I'm sure that he knew exactly what he was talking about when he was trying to teach us, but he couldn't control the classroom. We never got anything done because…Continue
So, let me start off by saying I'm a bad person and that while I haven't yet typed out any of my latest stories, I do have them written.
And now for the real purpose of this blog.
So, this being my first year of highschool, I've only had five teachers so far. However, term 1 is done in a week, and I (along with everyone else in my period four class) absolutely love my music teacher. I can't buy her a gift, because it's highschool and I have too many teachers to do that.…Continue
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