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In the Loop: May 14, 2007 Archive

This one's for the Helpdesk guys...

Posted at 7:15 AM on May 14, 2007 by Jeff Horwich

Ok, maybe I'm woefully out of it and everyone but me has seen this. But I just ran across it, and I have this here blog to fill, so I'm sharing it with you all.

I imagine users of office tech support will get a certain chuckle from this. Those who supply it will experience a somewhat deeper and more sinister enjoyment...

Just a tasty-taste....

Posted at 1:54 PM on May 14, 2007 by Jeff Horwich (1 Comments)

Dang, this is a rough week each month. But it sure beats the week before, when we have no idea if the show will fall into place! Today at least, it seems all but inevitable we'll have a dandy episode for you.

I just nailed down what I think is a final guest for a conversation about student rights -- what are students learning when they need to live in a world of lesser rights than adults? The president of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals is going to be good enough to join us (along with some students) to address the realities of balancing rights versus the need to create a good learning environment.

Beyond that, here's a little of what's on the burner:

  • *The Smarts are working on a new tune about how your high school relationships might be the most important education you get
  • *I wandered down the skyway to talk with adults in the food court about how their school lunchroom experiences prepared them for life
  • *Third and fourth-graders show an astounding -- disturbing? -- level of focus on their later career prospects
  • *A "Schoolhouse Rock" on how a school system founded in the industrial revolution is...well, good and certain things, and not so good at others
  • *Sanden's working on a cool piece about something called "unschooling"

Lots more we'll (as usual) try to cram into that hour. Tickets (free, but we still call them tickets) are still available for Thursday's taping. Come join us!

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