Author Archives: jgoldtho

Teaching about San Francisco Community Murals

text by Jeff Goldthorpe photographs by David Yu Here I am with my students, walking down 24th Street past South Van Ness toward Balmy Alley, San Francisco’s first outdoor mural gallery. I am lucky this semester to have David Yu … Continue reading

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Putting My Money Down

It is 5/3/13, middle of the night again. I have just put down a pretty hefty sum to attend a national meeting of the National Association of Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE) in July, an organization I know very little about, … Continue reading

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Hear The Voice Of The Bard: Celebrating Carlos Ramirez 1938-2013

I started this blog to bring together fragments of my writing and teaching life, but life keeps getting in the way.  I have been dwelling on what to do about a persistent fatigue lately, which is often worsened by occasional … Continue reading

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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Written 1/19/13 revised 3/24/13 Beginning a semester again at City College of San Francisco is like falling into a time warp: the eternal semester that is, has been,  and always will be.  Somewhere in the middle of the first week’s … Continue reading

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Trying a Millennial Time Capsule with Basic Writing Students

I brought back an old time capsule assignment from the San Francisco State University Broadcasting Department (I never did it as student or taught as a teacher).  It is basically just Semiotics 101:  explain why something is a symbol of … Continue reading

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Statuary of Community College Students?

(under construction—to be continued—comments welcomed) City College of San Francisco houses two exceptional collections of statues, one displayed in the cafeteria, and the other stored in an ancient bungalow, periodically trundled out for display (see a quick video introduction on … Continue reading

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Autistic Children Using i-Pads

Autistic Children Using the i-Pad—An English 1A Student’s Research Paper My English 1A class has the lofty goal of using the digital medium to encourage written reflection (in the form of traditional composition) on the digital and print media.  This … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle Wanders Into Web 2.0

Attending the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication By Jeff Goldthorpe Once upon a time, a “youthful” thirty-four year old graduate student in composition worked on an edgy thesis on integrating visual media into writing classes.  Rip even gave … Continue reading

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Teaching Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” Mural

Rivera Powerpoint Steven Mayers and I presented this slide show with a  (lecture not available here) to share our experience teaching about Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” located on the City College of San Francisco main campus, and to encourage … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Family Christmas Letter, by Jeff Goldthorpe

Another family Christmas letter, supposed to show you, show me really, I do have it all But it’s January 5, 2012, and I can’t finish grading those compositions— Fell behind my usual end of semester’s behindness, Caught a cold day … Continue reading

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