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Lockhart’s Lament

I thought I posted this a while back, but apparently I didn’t. This is perhaps the single best essay that I have ever read. The link above takes you to an MAA page with an intro by Keith Devlin, a link to the essay is near the bottom of the page.


Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday, he’s 70. Be sure to listen to your favorite Dylan song today! This is one of my favorite videos of him

Meet Sal Khan: the Seinfeld of the Education Revolution | MindShift.

My friend first told me about Sal Khan and the Khan Academy about a month ago. I must say, I was skeptical (and still am), but this definitely has potential. I think something like this is best used to supplement teaching that goes on in the classroom. I think I’ll mention this site to my students and see what they think.