Get Ready!

It’s not too early to start making your arrangements to attend that conference of conferences sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, which takes place August 3-6, 2012. Mark your calendars and start checking Priceline. The annual SCBWI conference is where you want to be. Fun. Inspiring. Informative. And you’re surrounded by creative, smart, […]

You Can’t Know It Until You Know It

What to do about grades? Researchers suggest that extrinsic motivation doesn’t work as well (certainly not in the longterm) as intrinsic motivation–but what to do in the case of tasks that must be done, and yet are not as inherently appealing as other tasks?   UCSC tried to address the grade trap by using a narrative […]

Saturday in the Park/Supa Dupa Fly MashUp

Saturday, I’ve got a full day of work ahead, today and tomorrow. But don’t cry for me, Argentina feel bad for me; there are plenty of compensations. (Not to hurt you, my friends who actually live in Chicago, but–the weather has been nothing short of gorgeous here. Like the Fourth of July.)I’ll be on the […]