Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2011’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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Best Footnote Ever


  Just had to share this footnote image I spotted on another blog this morning. It made me laugh. Happy …

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That, Which, or Who?


Can you tell the difference between these two sentences?  The outhouse that Bubba built fell down. The outhouse, which Bubba …

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The Heroic Journey 2: The Journey


  This article is by guest poster, David Sims, author and former WriteAtHome writing coach. ***** The late great Doctor …

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If You Can Talk, You Can Write


  The recently deceased Christopher Hitchens once said, To my writing classes I used to open by saying that anybody who …

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