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August 22, 2014
August 14, 2014
I don't want cell phones in class, but I'm seeking agreement, rather than banning by fiat.
August 13, 2014
A Twitter conversation caused a conversion (sort of).
August 12, 2014
We're putting faith in the wrong things, efficiency over freedom and mercy.
August 11, 2014
A former student thought I'd been demoted. The notion it might be true stuck with me.
August 10, 2014
The creators of a new app feel unjustly maligned.
August 7, 2014
MIT thinks "the very notion of a class may be outdated." I think they're being silly.
August 4, 2014
This semester will likely be my last one teaching fiction writing.
July 22, 2014
Bill Gates will reportedly read anything to do with education. I have some suggestions. What are yours?
July 20, 2014
At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Larry Summers declares, "Let them eat breadsticks!"