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The Incoherence of the School Dance

April 13, 2014


It’s prom season again. Hooray, right? I realize that prom is a near-sacred event in many high schools (including the one where I teach), but I’d like to suggest that we all rethink the whole thing. Not because it’s expensive or risky, but because it’s nonsensical, and schools should be nonsense averse. There are many […]

On drawing and the working of the mind.

November 23, 2012


Reading John Berger, I recognized that what I value (what I have always valued as a teacher) is cultivating awareness of how the mind works–how ideas accumulate, develop, how they change, how they become formalized, and how we transform ideas into action. Also the metaphors we use to talk about our mental processes (“develop” “emerge” […]

Moving to FCPX from Legacy Versions: Costs and Benefits

August 25, 2012


Back to school, and already I’ve received a number of emails from teachers who want to know about editing platforms: what should they use in their classes? Is it worth it to upgrade to the latest version of this or that? What about iMovie and Windows Movie Maker? Are those legit? Will program X work […]