Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Education? What sort of thing is that?

Nice opinion piece by the president of Seattle Prep: Kent Hickey, Education? What sort of thing is that? | Seattle Times Newspaper, Sept. 16, 2008:
Increasingly, we are ignoring the miracle of learning deep reading, thoughtful writing, analysis and reflection, and focusing our attention only on its trappings: inclusion on some lists (best of), exclusion from others (failing schools), and using technology as window dressing instead of as a tool to help learners.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Marching Band! Right Here!

One day (it was June 7), the Roosevelt High School Marching Band marched right up our street!

Mary got out the camera.

I was just driving home from someplace, so I missed the band on our street, but I was thrilled to see it on 15th.

(My band never marches, of course, but it is exciting to see a band that does.)