One of the reasons why I enjoy teaching…

Students are amazingly wonderful people. I gave them an access code to join Schoology as a supplement to our in-class ‘live’ interactions. A few students were slow to sign up, so as one does, I reminded them.

It seems I’m not giving enough homework if they have enough ‘free’ time to do this…


Dunno who the culprit is, but I have some clues. Not sure whether it is appropriate or not in the current political climate so I didn’t make a big announcement about this… but in all honesty, I thought it clever and quite amusing.

Surely I can’t publically condone this sort of behavior but keep it coming Mr. Former President!


On a side-note, it looks like today’s writing is up to maybe 200 words if I really stretch out this paragraph. Considering yesterday’s writing session was too short, and today’s is grossly inadequate, I’ll have some serious catching up to do. However, if one looks on the bright side, at least something is being writing. Two days in a row- woohoo!


XY Cusp

MTV Generation: Information from

XY Cusp
The XY Cusp includes those people born in the mid-to-late 1970s and early 1980s. The word XY is used because their generational identity is mixed, uncertain, or deviant from X or Y or both, but do not constitute a separate generational group in themselves. Some place the years between: 1976-1983 [2] [3][4] [5] and 1976-88 [6]. However, both sources agree on the mid-to-late 70s and early 80s. People born within this group are in parallel situations with people born in between previous generations: Generation Jones/Baby Busters between Boomer and X – late 50s, early 60s, (teens of the 70s); between Silents and Boomers – late 30s, early 40s (teens of the 50s); and the Beat generation between G.I. and Silents – late 10s, early 20s (teens of the 30s). They are referred to as Cusper Groups, Transitional Times, or Buffer Zones. John Losey states ‘If you couldn’t neatly place yourself in any of the [generations], then you’re probably a Cusper. 1943-1947, 1962-1967 and 1976-1983 are each considered transition times. Many people born during these cusp periods identify with the generations on either side. Often, Cuspers feel like they belong to neither and belong to both. They are generationally bilingual. They can act as translators and ambassadors between the generations.’ [7] [8] [9] There is also a strong sense of disillusion”

Now if that doesn’t explain it, I don’t know what will…