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October 21, 2009

T. Friedman on education

Preaching to this choir!
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/opinion/21friedman.html

October 19, 2009

The trouble with classroom boredom

I am in a work training class. I have already gotten the point. I am bored. I've checked me email, read some of the NYTIMES and the BBC. How in the world did I survive so many years of school? How will I survive PhD work?

My sympathy to all under challenged students, young and old, out there.

May 18, 2009

Importance of fiction

Just a quick book review for your interest and my later reflection:
http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/05/18/evocriticism/index.html?source=newsletter

A new class is beginning today, so don't be surprised to find some more postings here....

April 22, 2009

MPCA/MACA - the Midwest Chapter

For anyone who was tempted by my rambles about the PCA/ACA, but maybe prefer to start at the still thrilling but smaller and a bit cheaper regional level, please click on to the entry for....

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April 17, 2009

Wordle

Thank you KAM for sharing!

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/757730/all_i_need_to_know

April 6, 2009

Nano blogging

From WebLogs to Blog to Twitter to Flutter...then Shddr?

March 4, 2009

Forewarned is forearmed

So the saying goes. When leaving comments for some blogs, I used my google/blogger account when name + this url wasn't accepted. Please note that if you follow the name link you will find my public...or is it private...anyway my non-school blog. As the question of "appropriate for an educational space" has lately arisen, I'd like to forewarn all that there is a reason and I did not just use it for the class blog (okay, in truth several reasons). They probably aren't near the top (though today's post might be considered racy) but if one were to dig one would probably not think "classroom appropriate." Whether this warning serves to entice or deter you is out of my control, do remember that forewarned is forearmed. Happy Wednesday!

PS: As a K-12 student, I loved crossword puzzle assignments...and I still love crossword puzzles. Look what I stumbled upon last week http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/archive.html