Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Game Plan

As I mentioned in my previous post, I feel like I’ve got my feet on the ground with regard to the upcoming semester.  My Spanish 2 kids are leaping into the 21st century with goofy, teenage gusto, and I’m so … Continue reading

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Where did I park?

I generally park in two places on campus.  If I’m on time, I park just a hop from my office in the lot outside Campbell Hall.  If I’m running late, however, I have to drive around the building, up the … Continue reading

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Global Achievement Gap: Conclusions

Let me say that if you find that you don’t have time in the school year to read Tony Wagner’s “The Global Achievement Gap,” do consider reading Chapter 6, “Closing the Gap: Schools That Work,” pp. 207-253.  In it Wagner … Continue reading

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Choose your Own Adventure (Wagner’s, “Achievement Gap”)

As much as I’d like to fantasize about being a non-linear thinker, weighing multiple options, always looking for connections between data point y and data point x from three weeks ago, I’d just be fooling myself.  I think my brain … Continue reading

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