Update: Since a number of teachers have been asking for this, I have posted the Words Their Way PSI and ESI Graders for download. About a month ago, Rachel, who is student teaching in a 1st grade classroom, was sitting in our living room grading a spelling test for her students. She explained that grading the … Continue reading The Education Analyst
Not all homework assignments are boring! This is a short paper I wrote for my health economics class on the relationship between alcohol and wages - a fascinating subject that has actually had health economists debating for decades! Alcohol and Wages - Economics of Alcohol Essay The relationship between alcohol consumption and wages is not … Continue reading Raise Your Glass, and Your Salary!
Yesterday at Colonnades dining hall I tried four different desserts: A cheesecake in a cup where both filling and crust surely came out of a box marked “instant” A lemon bar that probably came out of a similarly marked box A pumpkin pie tart with long strings of canned pumpkin intact A cinnamon bun, fresh … Continue reading On Coffee and Choosing the Path of Most Resistance
Today one of my best friends emailed me earnestly, saying that we should start a blog. We could talk about “music, politics, ethics, whatever.” He passed on some blog designs he liked, and links to popular blogs he was familiar with. He had just seen a presentation about blogging at work, and he was convinced … Continue reading Let’s Start a Blog!
In his short book Tribes, Seth Godin addresses leadership in the context of the “tribe,” stating that “You can’t have a tribe without a leader—and you can’t be a leader without a tribe.” (2) A tribe is simply a group of people with: (24) 1. A shared interest 2. A means of communication The move … Continue reading Thoughts on Tribes
I found this interesting quote on Laura Groves' website: “Much of the ‘jobs of the future’ rhetoric surrounding the eagerness to end shop class and get every warm body into college, thence into a cubicle, implicitly assumes that we are heading to a postindustrial economy in which everyone will deal with abstractions. Yet trafficking in … Continue reading A Society of Professionals, or a Society of Clerks?
The time we spend on the earth as humans is infinitesimally small compared to the time we’re not here. If you think about it - compared to the time that came before our lives, and the time that comes after, we aren’t around for very long. Our mortality should impart a sense of urgency on … Continue reading “Who am I?”