In a stack of papers called Personal.

  • Oct
  • 13
  • 2006

He teaches high school along with me and he also teaches a few classes at a local junior college. He has the types of conversations in his classroom that I always want to have. He’s the reason I teach “The Myth of Sisyphus,” a text that results in pushing my seniors to think a different way more than anything else I’ve tried so far. His ideas about texts continue to challenge me and make me a better teacher, despite my infrequent discussions with him (a product of campus geography and teaching schedules).

“What did you call it?” I asked over lunch. He had just given junior college a new nickname.

“JuCo. It’s high school with ash trays.”

He’s a great teacher as well as a funny guy. Or maybe because he’s a funny guy.

1 comment

1. CaliforniaTeacherGuy says:

[10/14/2006 - 4:30 pm]

Do you suppose that Sisyphus was thinking in a different way as he pushed that boulder all the way to the top of the hill again and again? No? Then maybe he fits the classic definition of the insane person: One who does the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.