Forgive my portmanteau: I am operating on little sleep right now. A parent on my district’s unofficial Facebook group posed an interesting question of how technology is used, (or used poorly) in the classroom as the case may be. All I can speak to is my own experience, motivation, gumption, grit, and determination to continue and… Read More Metacognitechnician
One constant, unrelenting message we educators hear is data are life. All are data. Data are all.* And yet, I sense our fumblings and amateurish attempts to understand and analyze data fail us, and moreover, our students. We are often told to ignore qualitative factors that any scientist worth her salt would question, annotate, and… Read More “The Authority of Inscrutable…”
I buy books. I buy too many books — well, there are never enough books, but yes, I do wish my district would buy more. The tug-of-war between the decision makers and the stakeholders (teachers and students) never seems to end. And while I scour for on-line freebies, curate as many titles as I can,… Read More Saving Summer: Book money.
This story: http://www.wnyc.org/story/americas-student-debt-crisis-bubble-about-burst And what I said earlier: This is going to sting a little: I have no more answers or insight than when I began. It’s as complicated as I imagined. In other words: I don’t know. But it’s worse than I thought, too. But there are plenty of people who will still tell me… Read More Update: Deeper holes