Wild Cards! – March 6, 2017

Krazy Pic 1  Is it OK to burst into laughter at this one?  This can’t portray all men!  See KP1

Krazy Pic 2  Surely this sign doesn’t apply to any of us, right?  🙂  See KP2

Limerick & Math Nerds? A FUN Riddle!  I think we can all have fun with this.  I rediscovered it last week!  Here’s a Riddle for the week:  The following equation can be read as a limerick – can you translate? For the answer, see Limerick.


Jan/Feb Brain Teasers – Solutions, Solvers, and PRIZE WINNERS!  Lots of fun action on the BTs this past time.  Six subscribers combined for 106 entries into the drawing for a 2017 (Mo River) Calendar (and more contributed to the Bonuses).  To see a complete summary – winners, solutions, submitters, comments – see Jan/FebBTs.

NEW – Mar/Apr Brain Teasers We start a new set of BTs with 5 new ones this week, including one appropriate for PI DAY, coming up next Tuesday (3/14)!  There are also MORE ways to win prizes this time.  Check out Mar/AprBts and have some fun!

Are We Assessing What We Want?  The current Springfield News-Leader column addresses another sneaky aspect of assessment.  Are our assessments matching what we want them to know?  See AssessVerse17.


Thought for the Week

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

Thought for the Week – Apr 6, 2015

One of my brothers recently needled me for not coming down on one side or the other of an issue – said I needed to ‘take a stand’, that I need to give my ‘take’ on these topics.  🙂

It’s a remark I’ve heard before.  And, as to the ‘not coming down’, I knowingly plead guilty.  At the risk of ‘dodging the issue’, I wonder if it’s that easy.  Is there a right/wrong side to each educational issue?

For the entire blog on this topic, visit Facing Educational Issues.

Thought for the Week – 2/2/15

Having been both a parent and a teacher, I have always been fascinated by parent/school interactions, especially when parents and schools don’t see eye to eye.  How can we help the process?

For more thoughts on this subject, see Parents & Schools.