Vox Populi

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John Samuel Tieman: For a public school teacher

Brian Rutter 1982 – 2017 Today, the day after you died, all I remember is our classroom next door to each other, rooms filled with chalk boards, bulletin   boards, and … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: In Praise of Teachers

At almost 74, of all the people in my life, it may be the teachers I remember most vividly. Mrs. Kelly, my first grade teacher (who began it all); my … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Richard St. John: Learning with the Lost

You taught us Dante: On a dike above
a burning plain, he peers at the charred and upturned face
of his own teacher, but the face I see is yours.

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Metamorphosis – A Study — Nabokov on Kafka (1989) Christopher Plummer

Produced by WQED in Pittsburgh, this half-hour video features Christopher Plummer in the role of Vladimir Nabokov teaching at Cornell University. Plummer briefly introduces the video and assumes the Russian novelist’s … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

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