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Learning By Doing

What Is a Blog, Anyway? I’ve been using this blog as, in effect, a short column. But looking at, say, Elizabeth Bird’s Fuse 8 http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379.html, or Read Roger over at the Horn Book site, http://www.hbook.com/blog/ I realize how much I have to learn. They have a great tone, just the right reading length, visuals, links – all [...]

Learning By Doing

What Is a Blog, Anyway? I’ve been using this blog as, in effect, a short column. But looking at, say, Elizabeth Bird’s Fuse 8 http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379.html, or Read Roger over at the Horn Book site, http://www.hbook.com/blog/ I realize how much I have to learn. They have a great tone, just the right reading length, visuals, links – all [...]

Think Like a Scientist

The Academy of Science Tuesday brings the Science Times section in my trusty New York Times, and today there is an article perfectly suited to the themes of this blog. It seems the young people’s interest in science, in particular physics, is at an all time high. The article then focuses on the Academy of [...]

Think Like a Scientist

The Academy of Science Tuesday brings the Science Times section in my trusty New York Times, and today there is an article perfectly suited to the themes of this blog. It seems the young people’s interest in science, in particular physics, is at an all time high. The article then focuses on the Academy of [...]

note to emailers

If you email me please put Nonfiction Matters in the subject line. I often get your emails as "spam" and am not sure whether to open then. For example, I got one from the person who posted a response to Its All Japanese to Me, but I deleted it before seeing her comment there and [...]

note to emailers

If you email me please put Nonfiction Matters in the subject line. I often get your emails as "spam" and am not sure whether to open then. For example, I got one from the person who posted a response to Its All Japanese to Me, but I deleted it before seeing her comment there and [...]

Torture

And Thinking Just back from AASL — I’ll talk about that in the next post — but first I have to tell you all about an article I just read. In the October 19 issue of the TLS, the philosopher Martha Nussbaum reviews Philip Zimbardo’s the Lucifer Effect; How Good People Turn Evil. In the [...]

Torture

And Thinking Just back from AASL — I’ll talk about that in the next post — but first I have to tell you all about an article I just read. In the October 19 issue of the TLS, the philosopher Martha Nussbaum reviews Philip Zimbardo’s the Lucifer Effect; How Good People Turn Evil. In the [...]

Live from Treasure Mountain: My Rant

Live from Treasure Mountain: My Rant