Posts in Education

Math Tracking Decisions at SFUSD

I taught all levels of math at Aptos Middle School, from remedial pre-algebra and basic arithmetic up through students two levels above the norm, finishing sophomore Geometry by the time they graduated eighth

Keyboards and Assembly Lines

There’s some great writing out there on how technology interacts with education, but every now and then I see something that really misses the mark. This episode: Edukwest, “With the Coding Hype

Test-Driven Education

When we teach students math, algebra in particular, we generally tell them, “check your work.” It just occurred to me that this is similar to software testing. Testing in software (ish): Write a

Meteor and Optimizing the Prototype Funnel

Meteor hit 1.0 yesterday, and the comments on Hacker News were mixed. Some people congratulated the team, but others questioned the value of the tool. I think the criticism comes from a

More Bootcamp Misunderstanding

Every now and then another article pops up about the rise of the coding bootcamp. This month it’s the Times: While skeptics say a few weeks at boot camp is not enough