Irrational Exuberance!

Teaching Elementary Classes as an ALT

February 14, 2008 Teaching elementary lessons has been one of the banes of my time as an Assistant Language Teacher. It just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Here are a few tips and thoughts about the experience.

Why Was The Syllabus Born?

January 28, 2008 My thoughts on an interesting article about removing syllabi from college schooling.

On Hegemony and an Anti-Capitalist Bias in European Textbooks

January 26, 2008 A few thoughts on anti-capitalist bias in German and French textbooks, and on similarities between pro-capitalist mass education and pro-socialist mass education.

On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure

December 2, 2007 Its a rare month that I don't find some angry article about the problems of universities in America. If only they did X, or they implemented policy Y. I have a suspicion though, that the fault with American universities lies in a much broader social problem.

Teaching Adult English Classes

October 18, 2007 A collection of my thoughts and advice from my English conversation lessons taught to an adult class. A handful of ideas on topics, and awkwardly generic recommendations.