Posted in May 2013

This Book Made Me Throw Up (in a good way)

I have been sitting here staring at the screen for about 20 minutes. I have been avoiding this post for about 4 weeks. I don’t even know why. About a month ago, I read two books back to back: The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp and Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. I … Continue reading

Put Your Peer Review Practice to the Test

Put Your Peer Review Practice to the Test

I have so much to say from the conferences I attended that it will most likely take multiple posts. AERA is a big conference for those of us who do anything that has to do with education research. The American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting is huge. In fact, this year I decided that … Continue reading

Thoughts on Booing Arne Duncan at AERA

A lot of hullabaloo has been sparked regarding Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s anger-rousing presentation at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting last week in San Francisco. Jennifer Jennings publicly apologized to him via her blog in Education Week here. Others have mocked her apology such as here. Diane Ravitch questioned the meaning … Continue reading

Get out of the classroom.

I just wrote about two majorly wonderful events that I initiated in our House 4 of the New Community College. Here I wrote about World Book Night, and here I wrote about an author visit by Jean Kwok who wrote our Composition I book Girl in Translation. What I didn’t write about is how damn … Continue reading

Author Jean Kwok is amazing.

Author Jean Kwok is amazing.

This is one of those stories that proves when you give love you get it back. That amazing things can happen from the smallest transactions. That teaching can blow your mind apart. I am still awash in shock, awe, and happiness that it all transpired. I posted months ago about a young man reading our … Continue reading