Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Tag Archives: school

Oct
13
2009

Walk to School?

We live less than 1/2 a mile and two tiny streets away from the 9 year old’s school and she asked if it would be OK for her to walk to school on her own. I asked The Google what … Continue reading

Mar
13
2009

Teacher Relations

I hope it’s not bad taste to post a story about good versus bad teachers on a day when Santa Clara laid off 1000 teachers. Brooks: We’ve spent years working on ways to restructure schools, but what matters most is … Continue reading

Feb
20
2009

My Deepest Shame

Roger Ebert has written a powerful, meandering essay about shame. The essay takes many twists and turns and each one of them is fascinating journey in its own right. It starts out as a review of the movie The Reader … Continue reading

Apr
24
2008

For whom?

The sweet spot for his glorious Squeak seems to me to be kids who find joy in creating and exploring. Continue reading

Mar
30
2008

School Science Fairs

[Here’s a post that I started about 2 years ago and probably will never finish – which is a shame because it would’ve been a good one….] I always look forward to the Science Fair because … …. rant about … Continue reading

Feb
18
2008

Leeds Castle

Dylan had to make a castle for school and made Leeds Castle which is just up the road from where my sister lives. If you look closely, you can see the Frenchman in the tower about to fetchez la vache … Continue reading

Dec
21
2007

Best Teacher I Ever Had

My lovely wife sent me this: Mr. Whitson taught sixth-grade science. On the first day of class, he gave us a lecture about a creature called the cattywampus, an ill-adapted nocturnal animal that was wiped out during the Ice Age. … Continue reading

Jun
16
2007

Like maths?

When I was at grammar school, I used to rank the subjects according to how ‘like maths‘ they were. We were taught chemistry, physics and biology as separate subjects and, while I enjoyed all the sciences, I enjoyed physics the … Continue reading