Links Go Hello, Links Go Bye-Bye

The sidebar is a pretty poor representation of my recent reading habits. When I first became aware of these edublog thingies, my ‘roll tilted towards the bigger names, the celebrity edubloggers (understandably, I hope), the Pete Wentzes and Suri Cruises of the edublogosphere.

But tastes change, as have the bloggers who give me any sort of giddy gotta-read-that thrill when Google Reader flashes one of their updates. More important than my intention to jettison the dead blog weight is my hope that anyone who stops by here goes and reads these new links.The overlying theme here is that I take my blogroll seriously, as a stamp of writerly, pedagogical, and ideological approval. Probably too seriously.

So bye-bye to Sessums and Kuropatwa, both of whom continue to do great work in a field that interests me too little, both of which are far too heavy to miss my referrals.

I’m adding:

Todd Seal and Eric Hoefler, who both chuck gauntlets at my head without reservation when they disagree with my writing. Despite our frequent (though amicable, I hope, fellas) run-ins on matters of policy, I find these guys to be doing consistent, inspiring, and confident work in their classrooms. Both write well, which is an asset to any blogroll.I’m pretty sure that these losses and additions brings the blogroll’s median age down somewhere in the 20s. Which makes Chris Lehmann old. (Ha ha good lookin’ out, Chris!)

For two weeks I told myself to add Christian Long to the list, if only for his status as the edusphere’s most prolific author, occasionally dropping as many as nine posts in a day, all expansive, insightful texts. Lately, though, that ratio’s inverted and I’m thinking his blog family oughtta file a missing person’s report. I can’t deal with bloggers who don’t blog, but I’m tossing Christian on in the hopes this a momentary hiccup in his busy life. Get back to us, man.

That’s all. This is current. I’ve got my eye on Greg Farr and Scott Elias, though. Likewise, Chris, TMAO, Mr. C, and Dave: still love your work.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Haha … all chucking of gauntlets or any other object is always amicable and always in quest of finding balanced and well-informed truths. Tough job, that … and your perspective, critical skills, and dogged determination are much appreciated.

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Especially given footnote #1, my most sincere thanks. I’m in a funk about things right now, so this compliment comes at a good time. I hope I keep writing things that folks find interesting. Cheers.

    As for median age, I dunno about that…

  3. Is it a problem that we’re all guys? In the words of Wyclef… “Where the ladies at? Put yo’ hands in the air!”

  4. I know, right? I felt and feel kinda lame about that, but … whaddya gonna do? Gimme some names. It’s not like I read something great and check the gender of the byline to decide whether to pass it on. Miss Profe has been kinda freaking me out lately. I like her. I hear good things about Kim Moritz but I’m in too much of a classroom state of mind lately to keep up with too many administrators.

    All of this begs the question, of course, what percent of the edublogsphere is female?