Author Archives: Adam

About Adam

My quest is a world where calling someone "virtuous like a fairy tale hero" is routine, not fantastic or ironic. My vocation is the teaching and learning of statistics. My dream is a long happy life with a wonderful wife and kids. Who knows if any will become true? More information is at my homepage on the twelvefruits network: http://adam.twelvefruits.com

Relentless Pursuit

Unlike the fall 2012 reading list, Perspectives from the Edge, my spring 2013 reading list concentrates on two groups I find generally positive: Teach For America and Knowledge is Power Program. I think they practice social justice. As those two … Continue reading

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Teach Like a Champion

The fourth book on my fall 2012 reading list was Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov. Since I work in an industry where a football game warmup, contest, and post game counts as only three hours, I figure I’m … Continue reading

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2013: What’s wrong with the white knight?

Last year, it took me until late June to publish my resolution, Taylor Swift World. I’m quicker this time. Did I live life more passionately? Well, let’s first review 2012. UN Member States Travelled: 7. In order of visit, USA, … Continue reading

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Ideology and Curriculum

The second book on my fall 2012 reading plan was Ideology and Curriculum by Michael Apple. I read the Third Edition, which includes two post-9/11 chapters. Dr. Apple is a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where one … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

The third book on my fall 2012 reading plan, Perspectives on the Edge, was Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua. Yes, my perceptive frequent readers will notice that I haven’t written about the second book. Ideology and Curriculum … Continue reading

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The first book on my fall 2012 reading plan, Perspectives on the Edge, was Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire. This book appears on the reading lists of many American education programs, as detailed by Steiner and Rozen in … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

No, I’m not listening to Ashlee Simpson or Ledisi. There are two other online references which I thought I’d add to the blog. First, I spent some of July teaching in the DPRK, generally known as North Korea. Here is … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift World

Even though it’s the end of June, and The End might be near (key sign: Harvard in NCAA men’s basketball tournament), it’s not too late to announce 2012 resolutions. After all, half the year remains. I resolve to live life … Continue reading

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Penn State and the media’s Freudian complex

I have 2 credits from Penn State. During summer 1990, I attended a summer computing institute for high school students. To acquire dorm housing, one had to be an enrolled student. The people in charge made up a course; I’m … Continue reading

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35 Courses, 636 Letter Grades

My last adjunct contract at Bellarmine ended at 11:59 PM Wednesday night, August 3. I’m now unemployed until the University of Georgia begins on the 15th. What should I do (well, besides packing)? I’ve got a spreadsheet of my instructional … Continue reading

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