`Lou 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' - From the Foreword by David D Thornburg, Director Thornburg Center, Illinois
What's So Funny About Education? contains pellets of wisdom and humour on the topic of education. It aims to take a closer look at the situation in education today, to shake them joyously in laughter. The authors have taken on the challenge to cast education's foibles onto a well-lit stage where we can chuckle and chortle while acknowledging the underlying truth, which can be individually addressed in more serious perspectives. This book looks at the world pragmatically, while at the same time, commends a future view of education where teachers and students are treated with respect, and all learners achieve to the best of their abilities.
* 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 McKeith 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.
About the Author About the Illustrator Acknowledgments 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 ProDevelopment Theatre Hot Thoughts From Idle Hands Elma Explains Education