I Can’t Get the Box Open!

I don’t know how familiar how many of you are with Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, where his goal is to ” provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop.” He’s talking about places like villages in Ethiopia and Sudan and the like. OLPC started giving away laptops in 2007, and I’ll let […]

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48 Years!?

Today “Mrs. G” turned 70. My veteran colleague (8th grade American history) was featured here in the early days of this blog, back in 2008. She’s still teaching, and she spent today basking in all the attention. The choir sang to her. The band did a march-by and played for her. Most of the staff wore what […]

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The Delivery

One of the before-school staff “development” days that wasn’t devoted to the new evaluation system was about the new “Common Core” Standards, and our beleaguered “teacher coaches”  were  in a little over their heads trying “coach” the combined staffs of our district’s two middle schools. Phew, that was a “sentence.” And it looks like a scare […]

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