It is true that I want my students to learn all of the things [link to original use of phrase] right away. That is probably how I partly sabotage myself every September.... Must keep in mind that most 8th-graders are not quite ready to learn the first few days and weeks! Those classes are for exposure and grabbing their interest and proving that I'm not an evil bastard. It's not about being clever, it's not the time for mega-innovation in all possible ways, and they won't necessarily appreciate the 'bread crumbs' of historical knowledge that I drop along the way this month.
Just 7 more self-imposed blog posts this month!