The Energy of a Hurricane: crackpot attempts to mitigate hurricane damage

Here's a beautiful photo of Hurricane Irene as it makes its way up the East Cost this weekend (tomorrow is Saturday, Sunday comes afterwards). There have been a few hair-brained schemes to mitigate the intensity of a hurricane throughout the years. I say "hair-brained" because it seems highly unlikely that either of these could potentially affect the … Continue reading The Energy of a Hurricane: crackpot attempts to mitigate hurricane damage

The “Don’t Teach Them Content on Day 1” Myth

I've often been told by teachers and administrators to neglect teaching Math to students on Day 1 of the school year. In some cases, teachers and administrators prefer to spend a full week on culture building activities. Another typical model of year-starting schedules might have, say, the Math Teacher facilitate culture building¬†activities, the Social Studies … Continue reading The “Don’t Teach Them Content on Day 1” Myth