This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.
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Pride Press / Anvil Publishing, 2017
Cupful of Anger,
Bottle Full of Smoke:
The Stories of
Jose V. Montebon Jr.
Silliman Writers Series, 2017
First Sight of Snow
and Other Stories
Encounters Chapbook Series
Et Al Books, 2014
Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop
Sands and Coral, 2011-2013
Silliman University, 2013
Handulantaw: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture and the Arts in Silliman
Tao Foundation and Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, 2013
Inday Goes About Her Day
Locsin Books, 2012
Beautiful Accidents: Stories
University of the Philippines Press, 2011
Heartbreak & Magic: Stories of Fantasy and Horror
Old Movies and Other Stories
National Commission for Culture
and the Arts, 2006
FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures
Sands and Coral, 2003
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2004 National Book Awards
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IAN ROSALES CASOCOT
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
This one's from Kitty Litter
. About more momsters in school -- or in this case, fatherkensteins: an Italian family mauled a school principal for a child's low grades.
Says Kitty Litter: "As an ex-teacher, I can understand why you were unable to answer the plagiarist's 'momster'. But don't take it personally, because these people are lashing out in hopes of covering for their own inadequacies. Deep in their horrible hearts they know they're wrong and can't accept it. Promise, tutoo yan." Thanks, Kitty Litter!
I've actually incorporated this old nightmare into my class policies. If you enroll into any of my classes now, your course outline will include this provision: "Your records are open for you to examine. If you have any questions regarding your final grade, please write your teacher a polite
query letter to be given through the Department secretary. Give your instructor at most one (1) week to formulate a reply. Bringing irate parents to the Department to question matters of grades, etc. is a sign of gross immaturity. Please remember that this is no longer grade school.
Who says we can't learn from the past?
Labels: issues, teaching
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