So here’s an idea: In my vast research into creative processes, I’ve read again and again about the importance of rest, of time to not work--time for the mind to “lie fallow,” as Bertrand Russell put it. Here’s the full context of that quote (for the record, Bertrand Russell is the best):
A new school year. Let's hope for some clear thinking as we get into this year. For help, here's Diane Ravitch on Moyers earlier this year. While this interview is mainly about charters, she mentions some important threats to the integrity of public schools generally, including teacher evaluation and schools as an "emerging market" for entrepreneurs and tech companies packaging a consumerist curriculum as technology innovation. Worth a watch.
Charlie Huette is a public school teacher who also keeps a notebook. He dreams about making school just a little less terrible. Many of the posts you find here are based on notebook entries. You can learn more about Charlie by visiting the about page.