The Book List

For the first Quarter, the book list is minimal: · Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf, 1990/2000 · Joel Spring, The American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind, 7th edition, 2008 · Barbara Rogoff, The Cultural Nature of Human Development, 2003 – selected chapters · Carol […]

People and Problems

It seems that all too often, we consider those who are violent or otherwise anti-social to be “others.” An intriguing book indicates that the difference may in fact be smaller than we like to think. (thanks, R, for pointing this out) Cass R. Sunstein’s review of Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century by […]

Helping in High School

I never thought I would do it, but I did. I am helping in one of the kids’ English classes at the local high school.  They have book discussion groups, and I am working with one (my kid and two others chose to read the same book).  Today was the first day I got to […]

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