#WeekendCoffeeShare – Out of Town Guests, and Banned Books!

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

Join us for some coffee time!

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I hope you’ve been joining me for some of Banned Books Week this week – more posts will be coming out both Friday and Saturday (assuming I get my act together and get them written in time)!

An Aunt and Uncle of mine came into town Thursday night and are staying for a few weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them, and I’m looking forward to getting to spend some time with them.

As I write this I have no clue what the coming week will look like. Normally I would be looking towards our first week of students being back on campus, but this year I am looking at the possibility of being on strike and spending my time on the picket line. Our contract negotiations have not been going well, and we are really coming down to the wire. I’ve never been in a situation like this before, and it has been a very interesting experience.

If I am ever teaching a creative writing class I think I will use post-updates from two different sides of a contract negotiation to illustrate how POV and perspective play such a pivitol role in the narrative being told. I am strongly in support of my union, but when I put on the critical hat and step back it is intriguing to see the spin that both the administration and the union put on any given piece of the negotiation. Each has their own purpose behind their language use, their own glasses through which they are writing about the experience, and their own motivations to sway opinion.

What are you up to this weekend?

19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Out of Town Guests, and Banned Books!

  1. I remember a Prof at college that asked us to take a social issue that we strongly supported, and then write a paper arguing against it. It was very eye-opening and educational in seeing another’s point of view. So yes, I think your idea would be really awesome. A great way to teach youngers how to see both sides of something before they make a decision, too. 🙂 I am beyond happy to report that we have a lease sign day, and a move day (Oct 17 & 18 respectively)! That leaves me only 20 more days of living out of boxes and bins! YEAH!

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  2. I just shared my post, which links back to you, as this is such a serious issue…in most cases these modern books being banned or restricted are simply to avoid dealing with social issues of the day…a policy of sticking one’s head in the sand does not illuminate or instruct, and certainly doesn’t make anything better…thanks for taking the lead on this!

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  3. Very interesting. I’ve never dealt with a strike but heard and seen a lot from grocery store unions to teachers unions. I hope it all comes out well, and yes, so many different POV’s out there! I’m enjoying our cooler weather this weekend. We even got a sprinkle of rain. 😊

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  4. Teacher compensation in the area and state where we live is inadequate, and I believe that it is against the law in N.D. for teachers to go on strike. I hope that satisfactory agreements can be reached where you work. All in favor of striking, when necessary to achieve reasonable compensation. Teaching is not easy work, and the work is vital to the future of our society. Part of my work load as a freelancer was academic style editing for master’s and doctoral papers. Dedicated to continued achievement and skills, my clients were.

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