I was going to post more political material, but realized that I’m either becoming more activist, in which case I’ll soon be writing plenty of political stuff elsewhere; or else I’m going to stop caring again, in which case why bore us both with the transitory partisan nattering? Like you need me to tell you what to think—I can barely figure out what I think. Anyway, the catalyst for this near-ramble was an article titled “Education, Texas Style” which I found on CNN.com. Feel free to read it and draw your own conclusions. Then share them with me, or your friends, or your dog, or whoever.
The CSS2 class I’m teaching is now a week underway, and I get the distinct impression I’ve overwhlemed the students pretty thoroughly, in a big fly-meets-sledgehammer kind of way. This was not my intention, I assure you, but I believe I’ve done it anyway. I’m going to try some new approaches in week 2, to see if they help the students reach better understanding of the concepts we’re covering. We’ll see.
Final edits on both new books should wrap this week, and the titles should hit shelves within a month or so. In theory. Then I get to think about things like “watching videos” and “relaxing,” which are oddly familiar terms I’ve heard other people use and have resolved to investigate more closely.