Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Fun Theory

http://www.youtube.com/v/2lXh2n0aPyw&hl=en&fs=1& I’m sure that some of you have come across this video in recent days/weeks. Advertisements

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A bit “drawn and quartered”

So, over the last several weeks I’ve been relieved at how well I’ve assimilated my various online presences.  When I boot up, I check my email (West, Yahoo, and Gmail), cruise Google Reader, and see what’s up on the Dobbs … Continue reading

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Irresolution…

My blog pal Matthew wrote last week about his encounters with Dan Meyer, a math teacher who commented about irresolution as a skill that today’s (and yesterday’s) students need to become ok with. The primary thesis was that students are … Continue reading

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…more than a feeling…

I saw this cartoon in the back of Sky Magazine on a Delta flight–thought it might make for good blog fodder.  As we approach conversations about banishing traditional assessment (hopefully in favor of rubrics rather than in favor of nothing), … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Google Maps

I’ve been an avid backpacker since middle school.  Between the ages of 14 and 25 I hiked with pretty much the same group of guys.  We used to use the term “growth opportunity” to mean an unpleasant experience that you … Continue reading

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