On Being On Fire

[If you dislike preambles, jump to the bold text.] What follows are some…


Teaching Critical Thinking with Scholastic "Mysteries"

Rambling introduction: I have a love / hate relationship with Scholastic, and…


On Fairness and Modelling

I get that many folks feel it is important to teach children that "the world is…


Acids and Bases

Ellison's been fascinated by chemistry lately, especially acids and bases.…