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Monday, July 16, 2007

My "save-the-world" complex takes a back seat to the needs of a few....... Greetings to my friends here on the blogit! network. I have spent the day reading Nelson DeMille's 1980-something thriller entitled Babylon. One character who resigns his cabinet position as security chief, in the aftermath... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

ESL Students. 44.4% Dropout Rate. Sad! Well, we are certainly coming down to the wire Spring Break-wise. Students are getting very antsy indeed. I am going to have to play some serious strategy shifts just to make it through the week -- short week at that! The one thing that I can always count on is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Mr. Morris, you can have all royalties I earn tonight on this here blog! I have had some very interesting questions about my educational setting, telling me that there are lots of people interested in education. Now, as it happens, I have former Clinton polls expert, Dick Morris to thank for a clear... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Obsolessence of Today's American Grafitti? Cancel All Classes! Well, in light of today's report on the Governors Conference on Education, http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050227/ap/d88gh7do0.html I simply must contribute my two cents worth. The problem begins in middle school, the old junior high, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 22, 2007

What A Sweet Day in the Neighborhood, and Students Trying Like Everything to understand what the old dude is talking about. I didn't speak much Spanish over the holidays and today I felt like Henry Kissinger explaining journals to aliens. But how respectful and quiet they were, writing down the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My ESL Pre-Alebra Class My Pre-Alebra Class consists of Anglo-8th graders who flunked math last year, and non-native language ELL students. It is really going great so far. I told them that they could study at their own pace. coe.uh.edu/courses/cuin6373/idhistory/individualized_instruction.html My... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Logan Records, Inc. Is a start-up, locally owned and managed recording commpany, publisher and song writing entity. Dave Logan, owner and operator, has written and recorded several original songs. Logan Records, Inc. is available to record on an hourly basis, individuals and groups, private and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 19, 2007

ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EDUCATORS ABOUT THE MEDIA

LAMB: We talked a number of years ago about television. What impact is technology having on television, and what's the impact on the country? POSTMAN: One of the reasons, Brian, that I felt I did this book is that the last time we talked, as you suggest, it was about a book that was almost wholly... Sign in to see full entry.

QUOTATION FROM AMERICA'S FOREMOST MEDIA EDUCATOR

What is technology? POSTMAN: I had to define it in the book rather broadly because not only do I include machinery like television and computers and all of that, but also techniques. I call them invisible technologies because most people don't think of them as a sort of machinery -- things like... Sign in to see full entry.

QUOTATION FROM AMERICA'S FOREMOST MEDIA EDUCATOR AND EXCORIATOR

Technopoly NEIL POSTMAN: The tendency in American culture to turn over to technology sovereignty, command, control over all of our social institutions. In other words, the book is about how American has developed a new religion, as it were, and the religion is its faith in that human progress and... Sign in to see full entry.

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