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Metatalktails: Must be the season of the ... which?

Fall / Winter is coming ... or maybe Spring / Summer, or the wet season, or the dry season, or school is starting or ending, it's getting warmer or cooler, and some vegetables are growing sparser, while other are ramping up. (When is ramp season, anyway?) So, tell us — what are you doing to prepare for whichever seasonal change is looming on your horizon? Is it fun? Or is it more like chores you have to get through? Are you excited for the change, or not so much? Do you get to switch over to your favorite outfits, or do you have to bid your more beloved attire adieu for now? [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 26, 2021 - 71 comments


End of another long week filled with all kinds of awful politics/news. So let's talk about something else. It's that time of year where so many students are heading back to school. Maybe you're going back to school to finish off a degree/diploma/certification. Maybe you're shopping for first day of school clothes for your MetaChild. Maybe you're taking some art classes at the local college/community center. Maybe you have some fond memories of this time of year and that new school supplies/bag excitement. School is in session, let's talk. :)
posted by Fizz on Aug 17, 2018 - 113 comments

Mining the HiveMind

Is there a good way to have volunteer Mefites critique my grad school personal statement without asking an AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Katine on Nov 27, 2012 - 30 comments

Good days in school

I'm pretty sure I Saw this on MeFi. Help me out! It was a story about the number of "good" days in public school. First you take off the first three weeks, then every holiday and every day before the holiday, then 15 "special" days, then most fridays, then the two months you need to cram for the standardized tests, and you end up with about two months of actual useful teaching time - the two months after halloween
posted by rebent on Feb 8, 2012 - 13 comments

AskMe in the classroom

Can I (or anyone) use AskMe questions for educational purposes? [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Dec 17, 2011 - 13 comments

I Can't Wait for my Teaching Evaluations

My professor asked the class which of us are racist. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Oct 3, 2011 - 135 comments

I also seek an AskMe

I am looking for a conversation on the site that was at least partly about how smart/smart-aleck kids deal with teachers' mistakes in school. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 comments

This will not wendell

Can we please consider deleting this question, on the basis that the poster, however sympathetic her personal situation might be, is asking for advice on something illegal or very potentially illegal?
posted by misha on Aug 31, 2009 - 177 comments

Geniuses vs. Grinds

I'm looking for an old Ask thread about the different ways people do well in school. It talked about the disdain people who glide through have for the people who study hard, and that the former consider effort a sign of not being smart enough to excel without trying. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on May 14, 2009 - 29 comments

lost girl: found!

I finally found you, Kelly Shanks -- or, rather, you found me!
posted by grumblebee on Aug 17, 2007 - 93 comments

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