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Jan. 16th, 2008

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher

8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher | So You Want To Teach?

Now that I am pretty adequate at getting children to be and stay quiet throughout class so that I can teach them, I run the risk of slacking off and stagnating in my teaching technique. The whole if it’s not broke, don’t fix it mentality could very easily take over.

Dec. 1st, 2007

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

Increasing Alexa Ratings - Does it Matter?

Increasing Alexa Ratings - Does it Matter?

Sep. 19th, 2007

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

McCommunism in Pictures II

Flickr Photo Download: McCommunism
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McCommunism in Pictures

Amit and Polina do China: McCommunism / learn chinese

Jul. 21st, 2007

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

If the Vader-Luke-Hand Scene Had Been Shot In Retrospect


If the Vader-Luke-Hand Scene Had Been Shot In Retrospect
"If the Vader-Luke-Hand Scene Had Been Shot In Retrospect" on Google Video
If the Vader-Luke-Hand Scene Had Been Shot In Retrospect

Jul. 19th, 2007

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

Publishers fail to spot plagiarized Jane Austen

Publishers fail to spot plagiarized Jane Austen | Oddly Enough | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Even Jane Austen would have trouble finding a publisher today, a struggling author revealed Thursday.

David Lassman sent off to 18 publishers assorted chapters from Austen novels in which he changed just the titles and the names of the characters.

He called himself Alison Laydee after Austen's early pseudonym "A Lady."

Seventeen publishers rejected or ignored his bid for literary glory. Only one spotted the ruse and told him not to mimic "Pride and Prejudice" so closely.

Lassman, who decided on the experiment when struggling to get his own novel published, told British media: "Getting a novel accepted is very difficult today unless you have an agent first. But I had no idea of the scale of rejection poor old Jane suffered."
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Chinese actress "most widely read blogger in world"

Chinese actress most widely read blogger in world

Chinese actress "most widely read blogger in world"

Jul. 21st, 2006

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

Composition - Bizarre English Metaphors (and Similes)


Hi Readers,


Earlier, I did a review on a lesson I did this Spring semester with writing students on similes and metaphors HERE. I thought my students did fairly well.


What I’ve reprinted below (including the intro paragraph) came into my mail today: these are NOT from my students (can also be found HERE--thanks, Femmebot). Note that most of these are really analogies.


I found some of them hilarious though and, as some commenters have pointed out, covertly ingenious is some cases. Anyway, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing examples of--what I assume to be--unintentionally silly / mixed metaphors. My colleague suggested that it would be nice if writing students would at least indulge in this much creativity from time to time!



*Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners . . .



*[Please click HERE to read the rest of this blog-entry]*

Mar. 10th, 2006

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

[the]English-Blog[.com]

http://www.english-blog.com

English-Blog is a web log operated by Lee Hobbs, a working English instructor and doctoral candidate, that attempts to address a broad spectrum of concerns and specializations within the field of English language study. Everything English Language: Literature, Composition, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Education, Theory & ESL are discussed here, no holds barred. Join the controversy or add to the scandal but whatever you do, don't miss the opportunity to take part in this ongoing discourse!

Navin Johnson, The Jerk

ESL-Lesson-Plan

 http://www.esl-lesson-plan.com

ESL-Lesson-Plan is a blog designed specifically for ESL instructors but open to all teachers. The site's self-description: Lost in translation . . . and found again. One ESL instructor s adventures, mishaps and a few successful classroom activities along the educational path.

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