Saturday, December 15, 2012

Landfill Harmonic

I wish I could say that I am that dedicated to something.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Economist Equates Teacher Unions with the Republican Fringe

Here is the so-absurd-it-makes-you-laugh quote:

Indeed, the extremism of his party is Mr Romney’s greatest handicap. The Democrats have their implacable fringe too: look at the teachers’ unions. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

5k - 20 min

Friday, August 31, 2012

Educational Jargon: AAARGH

Thanks to the Guardian's Secret Teacher.  His/her skewering of the language that has infected education is so perfect, I can only link to it in homage.  Please read this; it will even make you laugh.

One teaser quote:

"In a conversation last term with my head of faculty I expressed concern that despite the talk of being world-class, the AfL, the Kagan Structured seating plans, the VAK (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic) audits and learner voice surveys I thought the teaching and learning didn't compare favourably with schools abroad or even down the road. He replied: "We've de-emphasised our focus away from such comparisons and we have a clear vision for success going forward. With strategically enhanced provision we can ensure all learners, through a partnership with facilitators and parents, are empowered and equipped with the right toolkit to be creative in the 21st century."

Well, that clears that up then."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marriage Equality

I am not big on the god part, but I am big on the message.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Are We Still Evolving

"The biggest part of our environment is culture."
BBC Horizon, Are we still evolving?
(context = the usual pressures to adapt/evolve for a species are environmental, whereas we create tools etc. to adapt)