I’m working on a real post but it’s not ready yet. So for now, just a couple quick things.
1.) Tomorrow is 11-11-11. Personally, I have been waiting for this since 10-10-10 last year, knowing that this year would be a much cooler date. Another day like this won’t come around for 100 years; 11 is the only number that works. So I say, do something exciting, different, or fun tomorrow. Or treat it like any other day if you’re not as excited about numbers as I am.
2.) On a more serious note, the founders of the non-profit organization with which I worked for my last two years of college [The Right Question Institute] just published a book. The book, which is aimed at teachers but will be relevant to anyone who is interested in education or working with low-income communities, is entitled Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions.
In a more concise and accurate blurb than I would be able to write:
“This book begins with the seemingly simple request to get students to ask their own questions, but at heart it’s a book about creating a classroom alive with dialogue, inquiry, and respect for students’ minds.” – Mike Rose, author of Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of US
The RQI does amazing work and the book was one of the big projects I worked on while I was there, so I’m pretty psyched to see it in print. I encourage everyone to check it out. You can buy it from the publishers, the Harvard Education Press (you get a 20% discount when you use the claim code: MJAP11) or on Amazon or you can order it at your local bookstore (or request that your local library get it).
3.) Still alive and doing well. Will get a more thorough update posted soon.
Hope all is well on your side of the pond. Until next time!