Secretary Arne Duncan and comedian Stephen Colbert, both of whose job I would do so much better at, but I'll stick to teaching anyways

How I Might Have Intro’d The Bammy Awards

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There’s been lots of talk about this past Saturday’s Bammy Awards. I’ve written a bunch on diversity at the Bammys and even the executive producer left a comment here after our feisty discussion. However, I’ve kept mute during and after the Bammy Awards, letting others report out. As with any awards show, there were lots of bright spots and dim …

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March on Washington, 1963

Short Notes: Of Dreams and Nightmares

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A few notes: The Albert Shanker Institute asked a few of us to create lesson plans around the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I’m proud to have contributed a math-focused one. Check them out. [ShareMyLesson] John Spencer gives us seven thoughts on whether teachers should get political. [Education Rethink] Child poverty in Los Angeles is …

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Short Notes: The Realest Podcast You’ll Hear All Month (Thanks, Zac Chase)

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  A few notes: Zac Chase interviews me on math, wrong answers, and MisEducation of the Negro. Gangsta. [Autodizactic] Umair Haque spit some serious critique about the TED talk genre. Yes, I’ve done a TED talk. This is worth a read, still. [Storify] Daniel Pink does a cool interview with Copyblogger on how he writes. Not every writer has the …

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Short Notes: Hip-Hop Didn’t Fail America

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Before I proceed, dozens of people from various school districts have told me that my site is blocked on their school computers. In the event that it is, you can always get my articles via e-mail by signing up on the right-hand side of this blog or by subscribing via RSS for my savvy readers, also on the right-hand side.  …

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