It's been a frustrating week or so.
Since misery loves company, I found it interesting to read a post by Darren Draper in which he says:
Google 2001 is nice, but what some teachers really need is more like Google 1983. That way their experience on the Internet would better coincide with the experience they are providing for their students.
Shortly after this post, Dan Meyer's post on the efficacy of textbooks was pushed my direction:
[Textbooks are] perfect for below-average teachers with limited imagination and limited love for their own content areas, the sort that need a pick axe, a shovel, and a map to the goldmine handed to them before it'll occur to them to start digging.
It's kind of an indictment that this has been such a profitable business model for so long.
Once again the network has pushed in my direction my thoughts, but more eloquent, punchier, and- dare I say- ballsier (is that even a word?) than I might dare to write myself¹.
And then, just as I was starting to feel good about my situation today, the entire staff gets this email:
¹Perhaps why they have thousands of readers and technorati "authority" of 165 and 191 while I have tens of readers and an authority of 11.