Monday, July 25, 2011

Music Monday: YouTube Trip: It's All About the Kids

On my way in to the office today, I heard a song that became quite the earworm: MGMT's Kids. This got me on a YouTube Trip to cure myself.

MGMT: Kids
This is a good Monday morning earworm.

Peter Bjorn & John: Young Folks
Maybe the whistling is cheezy, but I like the tune.

Kanye West: Young Folks
Interesting song based on the catchy tune. I could do without his kvetching about the media, but oh well.

So, the Kids earworm has been replaced by Young Folks. Yay me!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Revisiting Early Algebra

This morning, I picked up the Post's Metro section and saw For educators pushing eighth-grade algebra, an ‘F’ in brain science, an opinion piece by a former math teacher. Sound familiar? Let's check the way back machine. Oh, here it is in Early Algebra: Crushing Kids.

Setting a timeline for Algebra is a bad idea. It crushes kids' opinions of themselves and of math.