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Online versus Traditional School

According to a New York Time blog article a recent SRI meta-analysis found that students in online courses tested out at the 59th percentile, compared to students in traditional face-to-face courses – who average at the middle – the 50th … Continue reading

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Substitute Teacher Prep Days

The Hawaii public schools started last week. At this point, I haven’t had any calls to substitute teach. So what am I doing now? I’m searching the web for short activities for students – particularly in math and science. One … Continue reading

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Richard Feynman and Bill Gates

Mr. Gates has made Feynman’s 1964 Messenger Lectures available for free on line. Interesting. The introduction is a nice slice of early 60’s academic culture.

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Thank You Mr. Gates

Seriously cool news from Bill Gates during a visit to CERN. I will definitely watch these lectures once they are available.

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Learning to Teach

Several of my friends are certified teachers, some in California, some elsewhere. I met with an advisor from the University of Hawaii today about what I would need to do to get into their program, leading to state certification. I’ll … Continue reading

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Thanks for checking in

I see I got about 25 hits while I was out. I know that’s not huge for some websites, but I appreciate everyone who took a look. I was on an extended field trip with five students (four 10th graders … Continue reading

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Gratification Delayed isn’t Gratification Denied

I didn’t get to watch Battlestar Galactica last night since my daughter came to me about 15 minutes into the program and wanted to share her thoughts on evolution and racism. Her observation was that animals are often hostile to … Continue reading

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