"Thinks his brain is as big as his hair"

Rate your professor but be ready for him to strike back:

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Get over it. So I have hair. I've reached the ripe old age of having taught for 40 years and I still have it. That's ok with me. And, you know, one of the phrases that happened to be in common use when I grew up was if you've got it, flaunt it.

In other words, if you have something good, show it off.
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No Pain, No Gain

This week on ELLLO, Mike gives us advice on how to get in shape. Compare Mike's workout with this workout from Vera De Milo. (WARNING: This video may not be appropriate for all classes although I think it's harmless)

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It's time for Buffed (in good shape), Beautiful, and *Bitchin' the at-home workout with Vera de Milo.

*about 10 years ago, young people said bitchin' to mean "cool"

Hi, I'm Vera De Milo and thanks for tuning in. You know, before I learned how to exercise properly, I was a poor excuse for a woman. Just look at those **unsightly lumps of lard protruding from my sternum.
unsightly = ugly
lumps = bumps
lard = fat
protruding = sticking out
sternum = chest bone
In other words, Look at how ugly I was when I had breasts

I was so weak and frail back then, I couldn't even tear a telephone book in half. But I made that change and you can too. So let's get busy burning off those bothersome bazoobs (funny and cute way to say breasts)
Girls, are you ready? Alrighty! Let's start with a stretch. And...down.
Ok, now you try. See how those big breasts just weigh them down. You can't float until you get rid of those "sinkers".
Now the shoulders. Come on girls. Oh yeah, that's right. Now this way, just pull it. And pull it, really pull it. Oh! Wow! That's gonna be sore in the morning but it hurts so good. And you know what they say, "No pain, no gain". Read more!

What is Web 2.0?

I have done some extensive touring on Second Life and while is does have enormous potential to become a relevant education tool, I don't think it's there yet. The 3D world is very interesting and even though I am very skeptical about forming online relationships, I was surprised that I actually bonded with the people I met in Second Life. I started to feel like maybe it was truly a revolutionary online experience. Unfortunately, after just 4 or 5times, my enthusiasm dropped off quickly when I discovered that most of the educational areas were lonely and lifeless.

On the other hand, as this video suggests, I agree completely that blogs are a great way to give students a real audience for their writing. So often in our classes, the only audience for students' writing is the teacher. When students know that they are posting their work for the whole online world to see, they understand much more deeply what writing is all about.
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