“I overcame my hesitance to read American Dirt,” and I am glad I did.”
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Who are You Calling a Patriot?
“Patriotism does not possess a one size fits all definition.”
Be a Man. Be a Feminist.
I’d like to thank Rep. Ted Yoho (FL), whose recent display of boorishness reminded me of why every school year I proudly proclaim my feminist status to my students. As a male and former football coach, I typically receive many surprised and sidelong looks but also a few appreciative smirks. Regardless of your politics, Yoho’sContinue reading “Be a Man. Be a Feminist.”
As a high school teacher, I would wholeheartedly return to the classroom on the directive of my superintendent if the return is to be done in full compliance with CDC guidelines. Should, for example, the six-foot distancing be reduced or masks not be required of all, my enthusiasm for a return to normal wanes dramatically.Continue reading “Acceptable Loss?”
“The Angel Gabriel (Gonti) was Sent.” To Ohio?
As a teacher, whenever I hear that there will be an exchange student in one of my courses, I greet the news with ambivalence. Most often, the student is a joy to have in class and eager to learn and to share their own culture with me and their classmates. Occasionally, however, the exchange studentContinue reading ““The Angel Gabriel (Gonti) was Sent.” To Ohio?”
New Blog Post: “Followership.”
The Daughters of Erietown: A Review
I’ve posted a review of my favorite novel yet this summer: Connie Schultz’s “The Daughters of Erietown.” It’s available on my blog at tyroth.com
The Monsters We Deserve
I’ve posted a new blog article that shares my favorite take on the classic story of Beowulf.
“What I hope to do with this blog is to convert some of my classroom lectures into short essays that very briefly summarize various readings and highlight the main themes to be drawn from them.”