Category: Awesome Kids

my digital native

I can scarcely believe it has been nearly two years since I traveled to Cameroon with my colleague Ekema and a small group of university students. My colleague is Cameroonian, and although his students and I were in very good hands with him as our […]

January

I never, ever want to go back. But a new semester begins this week, and, despite the terribleness of having to return, it is always a little bit wonderful to start again fresh. Fall term was interesting. I taught The World According to Garp (John […]

a new soccer language (by my son and his friend)

My ten-year-old and his friend developed a very ‘simple’ new ‘soccer language’ during practice a few nights ago. It features words like widdleahoo ‘miss the shot,’ twiddleahoo ‘make the shot; score’ and twiddleahoo-er ‘scorer; striker.’ They offer an excellent window into their knowledge of productive […]