My Sports in Lit class watched last week the PBS documentary of Bob Hurley and his hugely successful basketball program at St. Anthony in Jersey City. Students had to write two of three journal entries on the movie, and I finished grading those entries tonight. Maybe a third of the students had at least one missing (these are second semester seniors, to put that figure in context), and so I tweeted out the following: “#eng4 Street Stops Here journals are graded. Plenty are missing and grades on Engrade now reflect that. Email me any from now on.” That was at 8.49. At 9.07 I received an email from a student with his two journal entries. (I guess the real success would have been if I received journal entries from 10 students, but I’ll take the one.)

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