Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reaching into the Future

“I have expectations when I write.”  — Melina Marchetta, author I’ve grappled with the question of goals and outcomes that came up a few weeks ago.  It seems a logical progression to begin with outcomes, decide how those outcomes will … Continue reading

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Creating Theory

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things [read “theories”] before breakfast” — Lewis Carroll, 1872, Through the Looking Glass Simply defined, “a theory is a conceptual model of how the world works . . .” (Hunter-Gatherer Wiki, … Continue reading

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Passing on the Light

” . . . he  who  lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.”  — Thomas Jefferson, 1813 Teaching is all about passing on the light. With each new technology, it seems our job would become easier and … Continue reading

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The Future Belongs to a Different Kind of Person

It was the best of classes, it was the worst of classes. This was not my beloved YA lit class but another, Reading in the Content Areas, a generic one that I enjoy teaching even though it’s not my own … Continue reading

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