Category: secondary education


2022 Year in Roundup: Part I

Interminable Rambling has been around, in various forms, since 2015. Over the course of these seven years, I’ve published about 715 posts, around 1,000 words per post. That means, I’ve written over 715,000 words during that period. That is hard for me to fathom. At the end of the year, I typically either do a most read posts roundup or a roundup of some of … Read More 2022 Year in Roundup: Part I

“What if . . .?”: Questions About Education

The other day, Beth Loveland emailed me with her thoughts after she read Ashley McCall’s “What If We Radically Reimagined The New School Year?” As I read McCall’s article, I kept thinking about Lillian Smith and her comments to Mr. Hartley about education. McCall asks us, among a myriad of important questions, “What if we recognized that life—our day-to-day circumstances and our response to … Read More “What if . . .?”: Questions About Education


NCTE Students’ Right to Their Own Language

This semester, I am teaching an upper-level multicultural American literature course. Each of the students in this course are education majors, so as I prepared the syllabus, I was thinking about texts that would help them think about their own pedagogy in the classroom. With this thought in mind, I added texts such as Jacqueline Jones Royster’s “When the first voice you hear is … Read More NCTE Students’ Right to Their Own Language