I am crushed. Leda told

I am crushed. Leda told me she agreed with Raz. She tried to soften the blow by telling me that my blog provides some “counterbalance to all the others that are sooo personal,” but clearly, I’m boring. ­čÖü
I want you to read me for my MIND! Not my daily catalogue of activities! Alas….Todd and I spoke later about … Read more...

Awesome photographs of the protests

Awesome photographs of the protests on February 15. I have a slow server and it took a long time to download all of them (literally about 5 minutes) but it was well worth it. My favorites are from Antartica and Prague.
More on the virtual protest set for Feb 26.
And some leaflets you can print for distribution.
Thanks to … Read more...

Well now, I’ve been stumbling

Well now, I’ve been stumbling along learning the blog software for Blogger.com (with intensive tutoring from my intrepid computer guru, Ben Tucker!) for the last several weeks. It’s time to “go public” and share the site with my students. Some of them (perhaps, you!) will choose to establish their own weblogs as a project for the Foundations of EducationRead more...

The blizzard comes! Our usual

The blizzard comes! Our usual pre-storm flurry &emdash; water, flashlights, wood. It’s a way of life in Vermont, but I feel for the folks further south who aren’t accustomed to winter precautions and inconveniences. I anticipate we may lose power this time, as the cold has been so intense for so long the trees will not have much flex in … Read more...

Some interesting things shared by

Some interesting things shared by some of my students: an 8th Grade Final Exam from 1892 and a recent article on Bush’s use of religious language. Also, a speech given to the US Senate by Robert Byrd, which I found via a link at Wil Wheaton’s blog. Wil (aka Wesley from Star Trek’s Next Generation. Star Trek lives!) … Read more...

We’re into the second week

We’re into the second week of courses now. The division of labor between me and [the FP] in the online education class points not only to our areas of expertise, but to essential personality differences. She’s done a huge amount of work on the relationship end (responding in depth to student introductions), and I’ve done the more structural stuff (trying … Read more...