Category Archives: owl diary

meta-post / about writing

The dreaded meta-post: posting about posting. Generally I am able to resist the temptation, but now I’ll indulge myself in writing about how this is my first post in three months. While I have some blockbuster blog updates kicking around … Continue reading

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bad dream

I had a bad dream last night. I’m teaching a class in my old classroom in Bushwick, but all of the students are from this year.  The classroom is dark and loud.  The desks are disorganized, and students enter and … Continue reading

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November slump

I’m in a slump.  Need evidence? Unusual amount of prodding needed to start work — check.  Straggling late students — check.  A student asked me if I’m so good at math, why didn’t I become a engineer or a mathematician, … Continue reading

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keeping up with the habit

While I feel good about my blog-reading habit, my posting habits have been in decline.  In the meantime, I’ve had a number of thoughts that I need to work out.  So let’s make a little list, and maybe we’ll expand … Continue reading

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get your head out of the clouds, kid

For me, there is something about airplane passengerism that causes lofty ideas to bubble into my brain.  Recently I had the good fortune of visiting the largest of a certain isolated chain of volcanic islands and thus being afforded ample … Continue reading

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courtyard dreamin

sitting in a courtyard at my alma mater and wanted to jot down a few thoughts. I logged into BetterLesson; they have a nice set-up for uploading and sharing curriculum. I recognized a few names from the few blogs I … Continue reading

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phase 1: reconnaissance

So here’s what I figured out so far. Blogs (PCMI folks) to follow: Math Be Brave Continuous Everywhere Differentiable Nowhere Adventures in Teaching Blogs they (or just Sam) seem to favor: dy/dan f(t) Some thought provoking stuff so far which … Continue reading

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