the dy/dan summer jam

Over the next ten weeks this blog will find me a) getting married, b) wrapping up post-production on my longest video to date, c) looking for a place to live, d) looking for a place to work, e) putting in some summer hours with Big Tree Learning, f) getting married, and, as you read this prerecorded post, g) hanging out with some (presumably cool) educators and my pops in Washington, DC, at Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards. In light of that to-do list, my blogging output here may be a bit light for the summer months.

However, there is one commitment I’d like to make around here: a ten-episode vodcasting season, one episode a week, every Wednesday: dy/av.

I don’t know how you’ll react to any of these but your reaction is almost beside their point. I need video around here like you can’t believe. It has been too long.

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. Rich

    June 16, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Where did I miss the new job? Sorry, I’ve been on my summer travels so I can’t read each posting fully…. Either that, or you’ve just given up on looking for a place to work (since it’s struck through in your posting).

  2. Matt Bardoe

    June 16, 2008 - 5:25 pm

    Yeah, I missed that new job too. What is the story.

    I am really excited to see the videos. I find your blog so inspiring.



  3. Sarah

    June 17, 2008 - 7:05 am

    Congrats on new job! (I’m assuming this is the first real announcement of it. Nothing showed up buried in comments this time.) Checked your twitter and missed anything formal there. (But I don’t normally read it so would not be shocked to miss something.)

    Though, I am in DC right now, so if you hear some blonde yell your name, come over and say hi?

  4. Sarah

    June 17, 2008 - 7:07 am

    Oh yeah. And I’m excited to finally see dy/av.

  5. Benjamin Baxter

    June 17, 2008 - 7:53 am

    What’s wrong with you guys? You’re missing the obvious. Ahem.

    Congrats on getting married, you dog, you.

  6. Sarah

    June 17, 2008 - 8:23 am

    Ohhhhhhh….Okay. Still. Dan, what’s with always disguising these announcements?

  7. Alex

    June 17, 2008 - 11:05 am

    Clearly the videos are the most important thing here, and I’ll be watching intently hoping to pick up tips (next year I’ll have a projector for every lesson! Yay!).

    That other thing? Nah, there’s nothing surprising in there, I already knew Dan’s life was awesome. Long may it continue.

  8. dan

    June 20, 2008 - 10:34 am

    Sorry for playing coy with the new job thing. I’ll give it a paragraph on the main page but it’s turned into such a fantastic anticlimax I’d almost rather skip it.

  9. TheInfamousJ

    June 23, 2008 - 10:00 pm

    But here is the real question, Dan: Does it have a salsa bar?