Thursday, September 3, 2009

"A Record of Life" video

A Record Of Life from Owen Gatley on Vimeo.

You never know when you'll get to teach evolution...

courtesy of Drawn! Illustration and Cartooning Blog

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like

A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like -- good article on students being able to choose their own reading material.  I think I lean towards the balanced approach: teach kids the same book for that "shared culture" and also let them choose something they like.  But be prepared, if you pick "Captain Underpants" or "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" you're going to be held to the same high standards of comprehension and analysis as the Harry Potter readers...