Author: bobbycaples

Rain on a scooter

So you may have seen above that I actually have a blog dedicated to scooters, but I thought this post made more sense on this blog – a more general, random-thought kind of blog if you will. It’s raining today. And I’m on my scooter. And I’m not close to home. And this is a pain. Yet, it’s not. Here’s… Read more →

The problem with education is now evidence-based practice? Hmmm…

I may have heard it all, folks! In this new blog post by Harry Boyte (The Problem With Technocrats In Charge), Harry Boyte essentially makes the case that the problem with education is…best practice. I do take a bit of liberty when I reduce his argument down to that, but that’s what I’m reading essentially. A bit more fleshed out,… Read more →

Metaphors Over Facts – The Power of Narrative

I came across this article a few days ago and found the premise interesting, but not completely surprising – that we, as humans, are more drawn to and motivated by metaphors and facts. This is, after all, the power of advertising – getting us to want something without directly selling it. The article referenced above does a good job of… Read more →

Should We Let Kids Decide Educational Policy?

First, let me state¬†unequivocally that I care what students think about education. We should ask them frequently, and incorporate that feedback. Diane Ravitch, in a recent blog post, seemed to advocate though that we should allow students to actively make decisions about intricate elements of educational practice and policy independently. More specifically, she praised a 3rd grader for, independently, opting… Read more →

Lake House

Sometimes you have to put things out into the universe, so consider now that moment for this particular goal: A Lake House. All Caps. Yes. Days like today – a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Memorial Day weekend when most everyone else is somewhere else that I’d like to be. Well, not everyone – but enough folks that it makes me… Read more →

Amazon Prime

Been putting it off for quite a while and spending the extra per order on better shipping (or just shipping period), and finally made the effort of spending the $99/year fee, and very glad I did! The 2-day shipping is pretty great, and actually is a bit better than 2-day shipping – seems that about 80% of the time it… Read more →