Monthly Archives: April 2014

Teaching Metaphor (with Comments on Developing Curricula in the Age of the Thought Police)

“The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought, for one would thereby dispense with man himself.” –Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral … Continue reading

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Who Said Life Ain’t No Crystal Stair?

The CCSSO explains: Education is Stairmastery The CCSSO has a new design for its website on the Common [sic] Core [sic] State [sic] Standards [sic]. The previous design was cleaner and more attractive, but who cares? Let’s get to what … Continue reading

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Connecting the Pieces: Open Source, Big Data, and the Origins of the Common [sic] Core [sic]

How educational publishers PLAYED and PWNED a nation’s educrats and politicians (A term from the gaming world, pwned, a blend of pawn and owned, is a neologism meaning “achieved total control and/or domination over.” If an opponent uses you, against … Continue reading

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Becoming an EduPundit Made EZ

    Photo: Rotten Apples The nineteenth century was the era of the traveling medicine show. Grifters slithered from town to town in rural parts of the country, peddling magical elixirs. John D. Rockefeller’s father was one such. He would … Continue reading

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