After I got the family on the road after lunch, I had some time to work before the Jazz Ensemble concert.
Today I started work on a column for Grant Wiggins’ Big Ideas website. Go ahead, click the link. I’ll wait.
Pretty astonishing, ne-c’est pas? The first time I went to the site, I was astonished. I wrote for them last year, and then they went on hiatus as they reorganized and rethought the website, so I was flattered when they got back in touch with me to write for them again. But I had no idea that I’d be featured quite so prominently.
So anyway, it’s time to produce again, so I pulled up my list of topics: “highly qualified” teachers; educational technology and the Red Queen; a national curriculum; or teaching about the Iraq war. Hmm.
Since I had forgotten that a column was due because time operates differently here in the Land of PDM, I suggested to my editors that I write a column about the LoPDM. They were intrigued and agreed.
This is harder than you think. How do you compress into a rather smallish column everything that GHP means to those who experience it? Worse, how do you make it interesting to those who haven’t? Even worse, how do you do it in your signature style of snark?
But at least I got a start on it. I’ll finish it tomorrow, with any luck.