Think this class requires a lot of reading? Check out this syllabus from a lit class taught by poet W.H. Auden in the early 1940s! (Click on the picture to make it bigger).
Imagine 6,000 pages of reading for 2 credits for 2 semesters! And that 6,000 pages probably doesn’t include the suggested readings!
In comparison, my graduate school classes require 1,000 pages of reading for a 2 unit class. That’s about 100 pages a week per class. And that’s a lot!
To compare again, I assign my college students between 50 and 100 pages a week for a 5 unit community college writing classes.
Read more about Auden’s class here.
According a recent article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds argues that the benefits of exercising outdoors far exceed those of working out in a gym:
“While the allure of the gym — climate-controlled, convenient and predictable — is obvious, especially in winter, emerging science suggests there are benefits to exercising outdoors that can’t be replicated on a treadmill, a recumbent bicycle or a track.”
Hmn, I wonder how working out outside might help with what Richard Louv has coined “nature deficit disorder”?
Read more here:
- Nature-deficit disorder (greenurbanjungle.wordpress.com)
- The Importance Of Outdoor Physical Fitness (outdoorgymsblog.wordpress.com)
It’s Valentine’s Day! My 9-year-old and I found Adventure Time artwork and added the text for his valentine’s day cards then I changed it to be from me aka Art Predator!
While my students and I agree that Valentine’s Day SHOULD be a school holiday, it’s not. (Why did they give us Tuesday off for a President Day when they could have given us Thursday? We would have loved those Presidents even more!)
To encourage my students to make it to class today, we’re having a small party with food (Shh, don’t tell!), we’ll do some writing practice, and, well, there’s an in-class writing activity too called an in class essay exam.
Here’s ideas on how to ace an in-class essay exam–and what your teachers are really looking for!
PS Can you help ME go on an adventure? Just vote here for me to go to Chile where I will blog my heart out for you!
This is text from the first Matrix film with images from “real” life. It’s intended as a wake up call. Which pill will you choose?
To read more about the philosphy behind the Matrix films, check out Matt Lawrence’s book Like a Splinter in Your Mind.
Video by TrueActivist.com
Project D – The Matrix – Anime Festival Summer 2009 (Photo credit: Regis Andrade)