Be Polite, E-Polite

McClure said that some students seem to feel “that e-mail is a casual form of communication, where professional relationships somehow do not exist as they do in the classroom — students feel comfortable saying things in an email that they would never say to you in person.” –David Epstein –Be Polite, E-Polite (Inside Higher Ed) Nothing terribly ground-breaking in this article, but I’m blogging it because the examples are all university-related,…

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TV Turnoff Week April 24-30, 2006

Don’t think you’re addicted to TV? Then why not prove it by going cold turkey for a week? You’d be surprised how difficult it can be to disconnect — and what a profound week of self discovery it can be. –TV Turnoff Week April 24-30, 2006 (Adbusters.org) I’m planning to ask my Intro to Literary Study students to participate in a media fast. (If they can’t go cold turkey, they can…