The current administrationâ€™s tenure has been plagued by accusations of unpreparedness and incompetence in a range of situations; 9/11, Katrina, and Iraq being the most obvious. The media has provided ample opportunity for victims of these crises to condemn the government and for representatives of the government (or their supporters) to respond.
Fallacy: Dreaders fear that projects will take too much time.
Truth: It will almost always take less time than you thought. Process: devote one uninterrupted hour, a so-called time crunch, to the task
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Iâ€™m going to use a small, under-theorized assessment project undertaken in the Lower Division Writing Program (which I direct) at San Diego State as an anecdote for thinking about practices of documentation within assessment.Â Â Our project–to gather information about how teachers grade student writing–was what the assessment literature calls a â€œformative evaluation,â€ undertaken to help us […]
With the invention of computers and the Internet educators have been asking themselves if this â€œnewâ€ technology would improve student writing. How would it affect the classroom? Would it revolutionize how literacy is taught?Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic EraÂ sheds light on these questions. I read this book in two ways: first, as […]
â€œâ€¦he contrived a primitive clepsydra, or water clock, out of a glass demijohn in the bottom of which he pierced a very small hole through which the water escaped, drop by drop, into a brass bowl beneath it.Â Â By trial and error he found the precise amount of water needed for it to empty itself in […]
I love to dance.Â Â Old School Funk, Soul and Hip Hop music are my genres of choice.Â Â When I get on the dance floor and start to move, the world melts away and I feel as though I am pure music, pure motion.Â Â I feel most truly free when I am dancing.Â Â I have searched for the words to […]