By now, you’ve probably read about the University of Chicago’s letter to students warning that it does not support “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings” and will not cancel invited speakers who prove controversial.
I think this letter is bullshit. Here’s why. … More What We Talk About When We Talk About Safe Spaces
A while ago, I came across a “free classroom poster” on Pinterest that made me want to headdesk so hard it would alarm local seismologists. Students of mine have described prescriptive paragraph templates like these as relatively common. As with the five-paragraph essay, it’s the dose that makes the poison, and students are O.D.ing on … More O.D.ing on Prescriptive Paragraphs