Fun With Intelligent Design

This Alternet article gives some helpful hints to science teachers forced to teach intelligent design in addition to evolution: Intelligent design is not creationism per se. It holds that higher forms of life are so complex they must have been created by an unspecified higher power. The key word here is “unspecified.” Many school board […] more

Teachers Have It Easy

I was pleased to come across this synopsis of Dave Eggers’ new book after the discussion on teaching and public schools. Some quotes from teachers that Eggers and his co-authors Ninive Clements Calegari and Daniel Moulthrop compiled: “I spent $3,900 of my own money last year on my classroom. That’s a lot of money. And […] more


I finished my projects last night and sat down in front of the tube, but I was too wired to sit there. And so I ended up doing an amazing array of things until 5:30 in the morning. Luckily my first class was cancelled, so I was able to get a nice three hour nap […] more


Crap, crap, crap. Lots of writing and printing to do today and I have not only run out of paper, but ink as well. Crap! The last thing I want to do is go to the store. Let this week be over. more