A Hand Made Shiv

A teacher at school confiscated a shiv from some second year boys.  I really want it.  You just don’t see craftsmanship like that anymore.  It’s wooden and all hand made, and when you consider the level of education and abilities of the craftsmen, the concentration on detail is outstanding.  They made it with xacto knifes, […]

Shame, Shame, Shame?

On Friday I taught with a teacher who tried to shame three classes of completely unshameable students. It wasn’t pretty. The kids wear these polyester track suits and their chairs are slick, so they routinely fall out of their seats, and then they just get back on them. They’re those kind of kids. They’re first […]