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mark a rayner: Did I Miss Anything?

Question frequently asked by students after missing a class by Tom Wayman The Astonishing Weight of the Dead. Vancouver: Polestar, 1994. Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here we sat with our hands folded on our desks in silence, for the full two hours Everything. I gave an exam worth 40 per cent of the . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Did I Miss Anything?

centre of the universe: A letter

I wanted to write to you, to tell you that I’m trying really hard to be positive right now. That I’m trying really hard to think about the things that can go right instead of the things that have gone wrong. I wanted to write and tell you about my friend who’s had his heart . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: A letter

centre of the universe: Always should be someone you really love

I drove in to the city this morning and there was, just as I was pulling in to my parking spot, a “thing” on the radio about a transgender child from Alberta who is in the process of requesting his legal documents change his gender to represent the gender with which he identifies (male). I . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Always should be someone you really love

centre of the universe: Beware: Rant

Will someone please explain to me a couple of things? Make sure you use easy-to-understand Venn diagrams and small little words because it’s sure feeling like I’m getting the “you’re too stupid to understand so I’m just going to say the same thing over and over, only louder” treatment. 1) Why do I need my . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Beware: Rant

centre of the universe: New Math

“Takoda and Wesley are collecting shells on the beach in identical pails. Takoda estimates she has filled 7/12 of her pail. Wesley estimates he has filled 4/10 of his pail. Suppose the children combine their shells. Will one pail be full? Explain.” — from Math Makes Sense 7 published by Pearson Education. Before we tackle . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: New Math