Like it says. Awhile back I posted a deconstruction of your garden variety great teacher, which included among its parts “the pop culture scholar.” From his most recent LeaderTalk post, I can only assume that Greg has been obsessed by my post ever since he read it.
Summarized brusquely, he talks of iPod ownership as a way to stay relevant to his kids and concludes with a Scarlett O’Hara-esque cry that he will never go obsolete again.
I’m convinced there’s an RSS feed to inform every slice of a great teacher and on the off chance the tragically unhip teachers among us (oh no, not you) would like to bolster their pop cultural I.Q., here they are:
The iTunes Music Store Feeds: Including the top ten songs/abums purchased for the week.
Last.fm’s Music Feeds: Less flash-in-the-pan-y than the iTunes feeds. It’s what people are actually listening to, rather than what they’ve just bought.
Just toss those in and hold on tight.
[The author here almost posts his last.fm screen i.d. but, recalling his brief, regrettable, and totally chart-altering dance with Fall Out Boy earlier this year, thinks better of it.]
Hey! Anyone have a last.fm screen i.d. to share? I mean, I don’t, but I’m always curious (for example) if TMAO supplements his strict diet of obscure Floridian punk with a little power pop, or if Mr. C is getting in as much hyphy as a Yay Area teacher oughtta.