Unrelated to Benin

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!