It’s always fascinating to me to watch students step into a new classroom and immediately search for their social comfort zone. Students aren’t unique in this phenomenon; they are just the group of humans in which I interact the most. Today being the first day of school, the visible and invisible social boundaries that students draw […]
Do you know what the following graph represents? Sine on the dotted line. If you tell that joke to the right audience, you’ll likely hear a triggle. (If you tell it to the wrong audience, you’ll likely hear the sound of tomatoes whizzing past your head.) Triggle is a portmanteau, a combination of two or […]
When I watch this I realize how stupid I was to take to heart Cobain's* claim that Pearl Jam was the 90's version of Boston. In this performance he's not doing that Jim Morrisony thing that he did in Pearl Jam's first album and that the lead singer of Stone...
Today I begin the first of what I hope will be a daily, semester-long look at my classroom openers. These are not necessarily “bell-ringer” activities; rather they are pictures, videos, cartoons, or anecdotes intended to generate discussiom and set a … Continue reading →