Crassroom Voices:

Poetry, Art, & Dialogs about Education


  1. Characters
  2. Prolog
  3. Food for Thought
  5. Perplexed Teacher
  6. McTeaching
  7. Stranger than Fiction
  8. In Name Only
  9. Teacherspeak
  10. Raised Hands
  11. Students that Fail
  12. Students that Succeed
  13. Zombie Detection
  14. How 2-B-A Mediocre Teacher
  15. Info Shock
  16. Clyde Dillybaum's Report Card
  17. Interview with a model teacher
  18. Classroom Ideologies
  19. PLATO-700
  20. Streams of Knowledge
  21. Textese
  22. The Road to Wisdom
  23. 2 Seasons of Teaching
  24. Die-alog
  25. Empty Containers?
  26. culture of mediocrity
  27. Linguistic Identitiā‚¬$
  28. Layered Learning
  29. Eñg£i$h $tüdies
  30. Engli-SS-h Only
  31. Applied Linguistics
  32. Eeeeentrance Eeeexams
  33. Ideal Students
  34. Entrance Cere-money
  35. Educational Labyrinth
  36. Before Class
  37. Tuned Out
  38. Classroom Dictator
  39. Natural Language Processing
  40. Travel Dialog
  41. Educational Inspector
  42. 2 B ahh Teacher
  43. TV Addiction
  44. 2 Teeeache
  45. Thanks to Our Teachers
  46. Student Grading
  47. Grade Inflation
  48. ABC University
  49. Leadership
  50. Problem Student
  51. Problem Teacher
  52. You can Be a Perfect Teacher!
  53. A Balanced Curriculum
  54. Classick Frustration
  55. Global Issues
  56. Student-Teacher Dialog 1
  57. Student-Teacher Dialog 2
  58. Student-Teacher Dialog 3
  59. Centering
  60. Astonished Students Comment
  61. Shouldn't We Expect Excellence?
  62. The Experts
  63. A Question of Time
  64. TeACHErs?
  65. Hand of Insight
  66. Philosophy Lesson
  67. Night Fantasy
  68. Student Rant #4334
  69. Another Teacher Rant
  70. Teacher Reflections
  71. School Ghosts
  72. Class Dynamics
  73. Teacher Prayer
  74. Out-TeAcH
  75. Where Writing Starts
  76. Kitchen Table Rhetoric
  77. When Rhetoric Gets Hard
  78. In the Shadow of Ancients
  79. The Politics of Linguistic Identity
  80. 3 Language Learners
  81. Programmed Responses
  82. Gentile Learning?
  83. Astronomy 101
  84. Study Abroad Poem
  85. Learner Reactions
  86. Missing Elements
  87. Text Cohesion
  88. Crassroom
  89. The Lure of Books
  90. Invisible Teachers
  91. Teachers as Butchers
  92. How to Grill a Teacher
  93. The Effects of N-Beam Exposure…
  94. Read On
  95. Post-Modern Education
  96. The Last Class
  97. Eye-Opener
  98. Glossary of Educational Terms
  99. Hand of Prophecy
  100. Postlog

T Newfields (1998)

Introduction by T Newfields

This collection of poetry, art, dialogs, raves, and commentaries highlights some classroom experiences and my feelings about education. Each piece is a different vision of what can happen in the name of education. Many of these works are concerned with foreign language instruction, but more than a few with education in general. Since half of my life has been teaching English in Asia, I've been especially been interested in things that happen inside language classrooms. The complex power relations between teachers, students, administrators, and textbook publishers are underscored in many of these works.

Ver. 6.5   *   13 Aug. 2018   *   Yokohama, Japan

Topic Index

Authoritarian teachers,   Class dynamics,   Classical education,   Classroom metaphors,   Classroom results,   Cognoscenti,   Commencement ceremonies,   Compu-teaching,   Crass pedagogy,   Degree mills,   De-programming,   Edu-marketing,   Education & conformity,   Education & politics,   Educational control,   Educational jargon,   Educational measurement,   Educational quality,   Fossilized conversations,   Futile protests,   Gender stereotypes,   Global issues,   Grade inflation,   Grading criteria,   Language policies,   Language politics,   Lecture-mode teaching,   Linguistic identity,   Linguistic imperalism,   McDonalized education,   Mediocracy,   Mind-numbing instruction,   Monologs vs. multilogs,   Neural implants,   Pedagogy,   Prayer in class,   Problem students,   Prophecy,   Pseudo-research,   Psycho-rhetorics,   Rant vs. reflection,   Reading,   Report cards,   Sanitized texts,   School slander,   Student inquiries,   Student/teacher communication gaps,   Successful students,   Teacher burnout,   Teacher butchery,   Teacher incompetence,   Teacher politics,   Teacher priorities,   Teacher roles,   Teacher/Student relations,   Teacher talk,   Teacher training scams,   Teaching,   Television,   Text/image alchemy,   Textual genesis,   Textual seduction,   Thanatology,   The sociology of schooling,   Time management,   Unethical research,   Unsuccessful students

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