#DadLife: I wonder…

I love a good rhetorical question (“Why can’t every day be my birthday?” or “Is there no one who can save us from Super Villain X’s evil machinations?”). The whole point of a rhetorical question however is that the question is either unanswerable or the answer is self-evident (“Uh, it’s just not physically possible to have… Continue reading #DadLife: I wonder…

"Seriously, FirstClass?" (A short tragicomedy)

FirstClass: Did you mean “bog?” Me: Seriously? “Blog” is a word that was coined in 1997 to describe a web-log, a sort of online journal. This site is a blog, for example. FirstClass: Hmm…FirstClass was created in the early 1990s. Maybe I am too old to know this word. Me: But surely your built-in dictionary… Continue reading "Seriously, FirstClass?" (A short tragicomedy)

25 Cents For My Thoughts: An online reading incentive program

This URL was forwarded to us all recently by a fellow teacher with the enigmatic comment “Food for thought…”  My first thought was that this might be a snarky parody of Alfie Kohn by someone having a laugh. To find out more I visited the website and it appears to be legit. (There is no… Continue reading 25 Cents For My Thoughts: An online reading incentive program