Topical Applications

We’re (I’ve been using the editorial “we” freely this past week, not to be confused with the majestic plural, which I also quite like) launching a passage-writing project, which means, among other things, that the coffee cup is never empty and the day is never done.A new passage project also means a marshaling of the […]

File Under: Use with Caution, Cross-Referenced to: There’s No Such Thing as Free

I understand why literature that is in the public domain finds favor in the eyes of assessment and curriculum publishing companies: 1. It’s free! Who doesn’t like free stuff? Besides, even when the content itself is free, the company still has to sink a lot of money into it. Passage selection, data entry, researching copyright […]

Be Easy, Baby

. . . in the immortal but out of context words of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. I often used to conduct item and passage review meetings with groups of teachers. I liked doing it, not only because I like being large and in charge. I also liked traveling to different states and meeting […]