Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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A Voice from the Back of the Room

Mark Guzdial recently posted another thought-provoking piece, this one about how teachers are biased toward assessing a class's progress by their interaction...
June 16, 2010

The Cowichan Problems

Back in the 1990s, as the first wave of euphoria about parallel computing was topping out, I had a crazy idea: why don't we actually try to measure, or at le...
June 12, 2010

Thought for the Day

We talked of the education of children; and I asked him what he thought was the best way to teach them first. Johnson: "Sir, it is no matter what you teach...
June 11, 2010