I ran across a blog post by Brené Brown earlier today. In the post she relates some of the kurfluffle around her comments to Oprah Winfrey about teachers and shame (original video now hard to find its the last clip on this page). This all happened at the end of September, so Im late … Continue reading

# Tag Archives: education

# Our successful schools

I have been thinking a lot lately about the failure of our schools, particularly with regard to mathematics. Its impossible not to notice what a terrible job our schools and students are doing at math, particularly when I am reminded about it once every hour or so by my twitter feed. I got on this … Continue reading

# Math is jarring

I ran across this video yesterday, by a math major, taking about other peoples reactions to learning that she is a math major. I particularly like the analogy around 1:15 where she is talking about the jarring nature of switching from ordinary conversation to math. She likens it to being asked mid-conversation to compose a … Continue reading

# Writing a Paper and Asking People to Read It

Last week I had a paper published in the journal Rationality and Society, Division of Labor in Child Care: A Game-Theoretic Approach . You might like the paper its pretty interesting actually. But the first thing thats interesting about this paper is that it did not occur to me to announce it here. For … Continue reading

# Liberation Math: Penultimate Week

In Liberation Math, the class, the students and I are wrapping up the semester by writing and writing some more. Students are (slowly) getting content up on a website the class has organized, and over the next couple of weeks our writings will be collected into the form of print zines focusing on different topics. … Continue reading

# Who Benefits from Educational Intervention?

Last Monday in Liberation Math, the class, we had a great conversation about Logan LaPlantes hackschooling TED talk. Its a great talk, and I highly recommend checking it out. LaPlante is a winner and is doing great things with his education. He makes it all look easy, but extraordinary resources go into making his hackschooling … Continue reading

# What is a Course?

I can see the end of Liberation Math, the course. As we near the end, I want to both slow down to enjoy the last bit, and to ask What next? As I slow down, I start to ask myself this course actually is. Specifically, what is this course Liberation Math, but more broadly, what … Continue reading