What's So Funny About Education?

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Using affectionate humor, Fournier delivers both stark and subtle epiphanies alongside enduring truths, offering a deeper social commentary on the present conditions and future directions of American education.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Foreword by David D. Thornburg
"Fournier has firmly placed one foot in the pragmatic world of today, while the other points toward a future view of education where teachers and students are treated with respect, and all learners achieve to the best of their abilities. He does this through the medium of humor, and you are in for a genuine treat."
David D. Thornburg
"Fournier has firmly placed one foot in the pragmatic world of today, while the other points toward a future view of education where teachers and students are treated with respect, and all learners achieve to the best of their abilities. He does this through the medium of humor, and you are in for a genuine treat."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939337
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/19/2003
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 1,504,648
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

  • Monthly Feature writer for Converge magazine
  • Associate, Thornburg Center for Professional Development
  • Author, Storm Before the Calm (ASCD, 2002)

Lou Fournier is an Associate in the Thornburg Center for Professional Development. He is co-authir of Enlighten Up! An Educator's Guide to Stree-free Living (ASCD 2003) and author of Power and Purpose (2003). He has had careers in journalism, training and development, music, marketing, and as a corporate executive for education technology companies. Lou has been a guest of the President of the White House. His insights into purposeful use of music have been filmed for a Master's degree program for Walden University by Canter & Associates. He currently writes a humor column for Converge magazine. In the Field of music, Lou has won numerous awards for songwriting and performing.

Tom Mc Keith was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1948. He moved to the USA at the age of 22 to study photography at the University of Connecticut. Subsequently he moved to California to continue his studies. He had the great fortune of spending five summers studying with Ansel Adams at his Photographic Workshops in Carmel. Having attained a Masters Degree in Photography at California State University a Fullerton he began teaching the subject at California State University at Los Angeles. At the same time he was also carving a niche for himself as an illustrator in the magazine and book publishing industry. It was this circumstance which led him to move to Sacramento, California, where he was offered a position as an editorial illustrator for e.Republic.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Illustrator
Foreword - David D. Thornburg
Dog Days of Leadership
Ge the Third Degree From EIT
Quantum Connections and the Flea Market School
How the Facts of Learning San the FAQs of Scripting
Aisle Four: Frozen Food and Education
Net Trek, Episode One: Voyage of the Browser
Tonight's Episode of "School Improvement "
Live at the Interstate Internet Lounge
Mortal Assessment Versus Overlord of Algebra
Thinking Comes to College
The Story of PINokio
Instant Staff Development in Good Taste
Dearth of a Salesman
How the Schmall and the Marines Came to Schools
The Truth of Teen Talk
Home-School-Mall Connection
My Big Appearance on Who Wants to Be a Staff Developer
Singin' the Blues for a Real Good Cause
A Clearer Seer: The Education Prophecies of Nostracosa
The Blazing Electrons' Winning Season
To Spin, Perchance to Dream
How Doc the Techie Saved Our School
Totally Unrehearsed Techno Telemarketing
Here's the Windup and the Pitch!
How to Win the Assessment Game and a Nice Toaster
From Here to Perplexity
Slim Spud and the Case of the Maltese Parakeet
Where Mosquitoes and Teacher Salaries Came From
Singin' in the School!
Curriculum in the Castle
The Techwreck Threat
Getcher Higher Ed Right Here
Sometimes You Can't Give Good Education Marketing Away
The Curtain Rises on Pro Development Theatre
Hot Thoughts From Idle Hands
Elma Explains Education

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