Crabby 9yo Constructs a Head-mounted Frump-amplification Isolation Cube

My 9yo was ordered not to leave the kitchen table until her lessons were done, but she wanted to communicate to the world that she was in a bad mood. From where she was sitting, she had access to paper, scissors, and tape, which she used to construct this  head-mounted frump-amplicfaction isolation cube. Ironically, it was a spelling lesson that she was trying to avoid. I made her correct the…

Building and Sharing When You’re Supposed to be Teaching Journal of Digital Humanities

In Stallybrass’s mind, students—and in fact, all scholars—need to do less thinking and more working. “When you’re thinking,” Stallybrass writes, “you’re usually staring at a blank sheet of paper or a blank screen, hoping that something will emerge from your head and magically fill that space. Even if something ‘comes to you,’ there’s no reason to believe that it is of interest, however painful the process has been” (1584). This…