Teaching

Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?

Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?

It’s hard to imagine that a little over a year ago I was sending out numerous job applications. I’ve officially been at UConn for a year now and I was just made a permanent employee. I think I’m still getting…

What The Hell Have I

What The Hell Have I

A friend recently reminded me that I have this blog and he does like to read what I put on here. Never one to disappoint, it seemed opportune to address the serious neglect that this site regularly suffers from due…

Teaching Health And Wellness

Teaching Health And Wellness

For every article that appears on Interdigitized, there are probably 4 or 5 that never get published. This happens for a number of reasons: I’ll start writing and become distracted or need to do something else then never return to…

Teaching Civics in the Year of The Donald

Teaching Civics in the Year of The Donald

Earlier this year, I asked my 8th grade social studies class to raise their hand if they would be turning fourteen before November.  Most of them raised their hands.  “That means,” I told them, “that you will be able to…

2016: A New Odyssey

2016: A New Odyssey

“Looks like freedom but it feels like death / It’s something in between, I guess.” – Leonard Cohen, “Closing Time“ Since deciding the adjunct life was not working for me, I’ve been taking my time to explore job opportunities, consider…

Into the Wild: Moving Away from Adjunct Teaching

Into the Wild: Moving Away from Adjunct Teaching

I’ve been far more distracted from the blog and pleasurable writing than I intended being this year. My days and nights have been filled with the unpleasant tasks of composing cover letters and carefully filling out online applications. I made…

Unintentional Summer Hiatus

Unintentional Summer Hiatus

It’s good to write a new post after a long seasonal break. As the title suggests, this wasn’t planned but we’ve certainly been investing our time in many other activities. With school ramping up and Fall right around the corner,…