Archives de l’auteur : jdou

18. Just have fun with kids!

October 20, 2015 Now entering my fourth year of leading writing workshops for kids, and I am a changed person. This fall is a particularly wonderful group; of the ten participants, eight are between 9 and 11 years old–those most … Lire la suite

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17. Do something cool with your summer

July 2014   This summer I am teaching a class called “The Night of the Soul” (Language Arts) for the ND-sponsored chapter of Upward Bound, during the three-week summer academy. It is a challenge but so rewarding to be studying … Lire la suite

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16. Acting on Racism and White Privilege

Update on ND events; April 27, 2014 Since the Office of the President never replied to my request for a meeting, I sent the letter above, signed by 41 faculty and staff members, to him via campus mail. We received … Lire la suite

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15. An amazing example of life imitating art, or how the spirit of fraternity was sparked by a student

April 12, 2014 On Thursday night, I was reading and taking notes on Diderot’s novel, La Religieuse. I was following the epistolary dialogue between Suzanne and the marquis de Croismare in the “Preface,” which provides a play-by-play of her requests for … Lire la suite

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14. Create Bridges from Humanities to Economics

March 2014 In this day and age, it is hard for young people to justify studying literature to their parents, anxious about the marketability of their degree. Why not help them? By creating courses that bring Humanities content together with … Lire la suite

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13. Partnership with former students!

I am delighted to announce that Alexa Craig (ND’12; currently in Law School at ND), and I have been working together for over a year to teach what I hope will one day become a regular feature in South Bend … Lire la suite

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12. Let’s Be Less Productive (Homage to all you teachers, and to Tim Jackson)

Tim Jackson’s article, “Let’s Be Less Productive,” in the New York Times (May 27, 2012) was a much-needed breath of fresh air for teachers. It seems every day brings more venom and negativity to bear down on our workaday lives, … Lire la suite

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