Tuesday, December 30, 2008


From the NYT, several things:
- a story on the resurrection of "Scrubs," a sitcom that I love, though have only ever watched on DVD or in reruns
- a story on a psychologist's retry of the Millgram experiment, something that I have taught my students about in conjunction with our genocide unit
- a story about the concept of adding students to the parent-teacher conference mix

I made mittens over Christmas break and I love them. I should start a baby hat soon. Two baby hats, for the children of one of my bosses. (I have many.)

Trying to figure out what to do with myself next summer. The thought of doing nothing isn't fab, but I'm not sure what I want to do. Camp? Could be. It's a good fallback.


SKH said...

What do you think about the 'adding students' to P-T conference suggestion?

cmk said...

I actually like the idea. I find conferences where students attend to be much more useful. The parent becomes more like an observer and there's a sort of moderated conversation between me and the kid about how they're doing. Plus, then I get more time to actually ask the kid directly about what they feel is good about the class and what they feel they are doing well.