Posted in September 2014

If you Liked it, You Shoulda Put it on a Pillow

If you Liked it, You Shoulda Put it on a Pillow

Can I kvetch for a minute? Thank god it’s the end of September. Let me say, between the kindergarten phase in, the lice infestation, Alex throwing up in class last Tuesday, Alex practically breaking her nose (can’t believe it’s NOT broken) at the playground on Friday, Adam sick as a dog all weekend, me waking … Continue reading

I Am Forty, Like Janie

I Am Forty, Like Janie

There are certain books I go back to time and time again for rereading. A few are: The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Year of the Flood, The Gold Cell. They each imprinted on me when I first read them, and I can’t let them go. Each … Continue reading

(How) To Lecture or Not to Lecture…That is the Question

(How) To Lecture or Not to Lecture…That is the Question

This fall I am teaching a new course: Ethnographies of Education. This is a two part sociology course: in the fall the students will learn sociological terms and theories about schooling and they will conduct their own ethnographic research on a student/teacher/professor to answer a simple research question related to schooling/education; in the spring they … Continue reading