The Joy of $1.29 + Shipping

When I was a teacher, I had the feeling that what I was doing really didn’t matter.** I could have been the best teacher in the world and at the end of the year, nothing would really change – they would send me the same number of kids next year and a paycheck. I could be the worst teacher in …

Is School Really for Learning

When traditional schools talk about promoting learning or that learning is their business, I’m not really sure they mean what they think they mean. Info-nugget memorization training in preparation for a successful Jeopardy! career or resume-building for college apps is certainly one type of learning, but I don’t think that is what young people need. I think learning needs to …