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Where in the hell have I been?

So, I suck at New Year’s resolutions. We’ll see how this one (to resume regular blogging) sticks. I’m at a new school. I mentioned that. I’m loving my new school. The teachers are collegial, the kids are kids, and my administration takes the job of creating a good learning environment for kids seriously. It’s been […]

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Administrivia

My feed addresses have recently changed. The old ones were supposed to keep forwarding, but they seem to no longer be working. These are the new post and comment feeds – please update them if you’ve lost me.

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Underrecognized blogs

It’s that time of year again – the Edublog Awards. I must not get it, because most of those (though not all) can’t stay in my feed reader. Too trite, too off, too not what my experience of teaching is. On the flip side, here are some that aren’t nominated, but that will stay in […]

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Admin Note

My hosting provider’s DB server is getting hammered, which means that there will be a lot of “Error Connecting to Database” messages until it gets cleaned up. Of course, if that’s happening, you won’t be able to read this message.

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Notes

It’s been a week since my last post. Between the short week at school, missing a day of it for a staff development conference, dealing with the aftermath of the dead kid, and repeatedly forgetting my camera to take pics of my fraction/ratio projects, I just haven’t been motivated. It’s probably better to post something […]

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Widgets

I’ve written a couple of WordPress widgets that I thought I might as well share: SimpleSearch: Provides just the search box seen on the right, without a title or button. A fancier version would let you pick the prompt text, but this isn’t fancy. ColorCloud: I always found the size cues in tag clouds to […]

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meta

Blogging lesson learned: edit ruthlessly before you post. Most people won’t read those carefully crafted changes three days later. On the previous article I accidentally hit “publish” before I was done, and while I think it’s okay now, I don’t think anyone has actually read it in that state. So now i’ve taken to editing […]

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help!

I’m having two problems: The wysiwig editor is nuts – it loses paragraph breaks and seems to randomly change font size. I can’t find a theme I like, and am having a hell of a time munging existing ones to be something Ii find acceptable.Any advice?

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