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Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 1: Writing

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 6, 2009
For as long as there have been young people, there have been old people who do not like them. Sometimes the old people sort of have a point—like maybe they're wondering why Lil' Wayne keeps rapping about Martians—but usually the complaints just range from weird ... More  →
Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 1: Writing

Five Horrible Teacher Archetypes, Ranked By Horribleness

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 1, 2009
School's a full-time job, packed with stress and anxiety and worrying about your future. The last thing anybody needs is to spend a chunk of the day in the company of a teacher who was clearly never intended to interact with human beings. Sometimes these teachers ... More  →
Five Horrible Teacher Archetypes, Ranked By Horribleness

Art Electives: Pros and Cons

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 22, 2009
Art is awesome, and you should involve yourself in it whenever you can. Even if you're pretty terrible at it, and just wind up making a mess, you'll still learn to appreciate the good stuff, and it makes you see the world in a different ... More  →
Art Electives: Pros and Cons

Three Clues Your Science Teacher Is In Completely Over His Head

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 18, 2009
Ever had a teacher who seemed exactly as confused about the material as you were? It was a science teacher, wasn't it? (Please just nod politely even if it wasn't a science teacher.) Granted, there are some teachers outside the sciences who majored in Golf Course Management ... More  →
Three Clues Your Science Teacher Is In Completely Over His Head