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Good teachers help students!: http://tinyurl.com/7nerau9 This fits perfectly with my last blog on the Idaho mistake.

Old Mistakes in New Machines

I am reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize winning economist. The book is a hot read in that it gets you to think about how you think, http://tinyurl.com/6npwbp6. Early on he says, “the best we can do is a compromise: learn to recognize situations in which mistakes are likely and [...]

Unknown Heroes: Jan Karski and Robert Carter

Last year I wrote about Frank Kameny — a hero of the Civil Rights struggle who does not get the same play in textbooks and classrooms as the familiar pantheon of Montgomery to Memphis stars. I am thinking of making that an irregular feature in this blog — heroes that students and teachers ought to [...]

Specious Balance

We made a family visit to a couple we’ve known forever but have not seen for years — they now have 3 kids, no car, and we all have busy lives so it takes planning to figure out when our schedules match. I first knew him when I was at Holt and he was an [...]