What I Learned

Predictably Irrational

NOT BASEBALL I’ve been reading Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.  This is an introduction to behavioral economics explained through experiments Ariely has run. So far the most important chapters for me as a teacher have been the chapter on procrastination and the chapter on cheating. While it’s not surprising, students tend to do best with […]


MathWay and StatWay

NOT BASEBALL The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Dana Center have taken an interest in the reform of Developmental Mathematics.  This project is very much related to the New-Life project in AMATYC.  In both cases the idea is to create an intensive pathway to get students enough math to meet their […]


The Bullpen and a Bat

BASEBALL It’s been awhile since I’ve made a serious post about baseball learning.  It is going to be longer.  Maybe once the start of the semester is past I’ll be able to read a couple good baseball articles. In the meantime my daughter went to Tigersfest and discovered a couple of inside jokes in the […]