False Widow Spider
Required Readings

Required Readings, 24 October 2013

Are spiders infesting your school? Why not close for the day? (I thought about including this in next week’s Halloween edition of Required Readings, but it was too good to pass up today). Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse – The Chronicle’s take on couples who take jobs at the …

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Woman practicing yoga
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Required Readings, 27 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today is the last day of my first summer session of classes. I’ve lined up plenty of interesting reading for you. Everything from religious schools trying to get state money, to ways of getting students to do pre-class reading, to yoga instruction in schools. ACLU …

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Florida seen from space
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Required Reading, 16 May 2014

Good evening, teachers and learners! Better late than never I suppose… Today’s required readings include an update on the Florida student who was arrested for attempting a science experiment. Also, a librarian blogger is threatened over blowing the whistle on predatory “open access” science journals. There’s also videos. I guess …

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The character Beowulf is fighting a dragon.
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Required Readings, 21 March 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! I hope you enjoyed your day of equal light and dark yesterday. Let’s begin today’s required readings with a little more darkness… Monsters and Dragons and Dinosaurs, Oh My: Creationist Interpretations of Beowulf – a completely thorough, and damning, analysis of creationist Bill Cooper’s bad …

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