Month: April 1999

Raising the bar (1)

Intern teacher Brandon Clay had “a beautiful square-root Pythagorean theorem” to present to his seventh-grade Algebra I students. He wrote it on the board and turned expectantly to the sea of young faces – which remained totally blank. They didn’t have a clue. Clay wasn’t sure what to do next. He gazed back at the uncomprehending youngsters, […]

Tools for living

In a society dominated by science and technology, UCI humanists are revitalizing our ability to think creatively, write persuasively and value other cultures