Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can't be bad

Got an email from a former student that some advice I had given her had actually been useful. And that her roommate had actually read the blog. So first, "Hi roommate of former student. I'm sorry you were so bored that you read my ramblings."

As for the gist of tonight's post, if you were ever wondering why I teach (not why I teach media because that's pretty obvious by now if you are paying attention) but why teaching instead of a job making media, that email would be why. I hope that my lessons are useful and have benefit to the students. But it's hard to say even when they tell you while they are still at school. Trust me, I've had my fair share of brown nosers and grade grubbers.

And then a former student lets you know that yes, indeed, you taught them something that did made a difference. And that's the payoff.

Do you understand how intense it feels to have someone tell you that? Let's just say it fucking rocks and get back to our lives.

Friday, March 20, 2009


I'm working on a possible change of delivery for the blog.

I'm working on doing some small scale podcasting. Nothing too long. Just telling some stories. I'm going to set it up so that you can listen to them from the blog itself.

Mostly I'm doing this to see if I can. That and I have a microphone.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In case you were wondering

Spring break is a little less fun when you are stuck in the house waiting for a Very Important Package for Wife.

Not that I was planning on going anywhere or doing anything but when you have a day off and you can't do anything it makes it harder to feel motivated.

At least I'm going for a scooter ride tomorrow. So I have that going for me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Now I know I'm not failing in my job

I can't help but share this. Because when I really look at the future for my students, I'm doing what I can. But other educators are just not doing enough to prepare them for what they will really face in their day to day lives.

Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse?

See? This justifies my teaching of video games. Suck on that business professors! I'm lecturing on practical matters after all. Your accounting won't have much use when the destruction comes!