Monthly Archives: October 2010

Watching the movie “Protagonist”

Just finished streaming a little-known movie called Protagonist. This documentary features four men who found meaning in extreme activities, then backed off after meeting their real selves coming around a corner.  A gay man who, raised a Christian, fought his … Continue reading

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This I Believe

I believe in teaching kids to think for themselves.  Wow, you’re probably thinking.  Who doesn’t?  A lot of good ideas for how to improve schools are cast about nowadays.  Really, they always have been: Teach critical thinking.  Model problem-solving.  Give … Continue reading

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Watching “Teach”

Lately, I have a hard time watching shows about teaching.  It was painful enough watching Michael Rapaport on Boston Public run out at lunch to buy 30 hardback copies of a new book he suddenly wanted his class to read.  … Continue reading

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