Lameness in Action

Cranky alert. Consider yourself warned.In my daughters’ geometry textbooks are several questions that result in answers that have double meanings. You know the ones. 420. That other two-digit number that would make a room of high school students smirk. Last year, in a different textbook, there was another number that made my daughters’ middle-school math […]

Tell Me Something Good

. . . in the immortal words of Chaka Khan. More than 2.5 million students in New York City, Charleston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Jersey City, and Los Angeles have benefited from the Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program. The program is designed to help educators teach communication, decision making and goal setting skills, aimed at giving middle […]

The Beautiful and the Confused

California is like the shockingly gorgeous woman at a party who desperately wants people to think she’s not just a pretty face with cleavage a lovely landscape and so is always coming out with the polysyllabic words (the production of which seems almost painful) in the hopes that someone will finally take her seriously and […]

Why Not Offer Miracles If You Can?

Miracles WHY! who makes much of a miracle? As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach, just in the edge of the water,          5 Or stand under […]

High Jumper Opportunity

If you happen to know anyone who is a math/science teacher or designer of math/science curriculum and assessments, here’s what looks to be a fantastic opportunity at Leapfrog. The job responsibilities include: Write learning goals and content to align with product interactions for early childhood learning, with special focus on math and science. Advise producers, […]