Monthly Archives: July 2012

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

In my favorite scene in the movie Apollo 13, the engineers at Mission Control have 15 minutes and a bunch of random equipment (duct tape, suit hoses, bags) to invent something that will save the astronauts from running out of … Continue reading

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PATHWAYS TO THE COMMON CORE by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman

At a recent gathering of the Wild Women in Education (an informal group that I host from time to time), when my friend Rahshene pulled PATHWAYS TO THE COMMON CORE out of her purse, admitting that yes, she carries it … Continue reading

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THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach

My friend Norman told me that he saw a woman walking down the street, reading THE ART OF FIELDING as she walked.  “So I thought, That’s gotta be good,” he said.  I agreed and ordered the book immediately.  From the … Continue reading

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