although the current budget proposal for our school system for next year does not currently include furloughs. And the Superintendent's proposal puts back $2,000 of our national board stipends so we can also get the equivalent in the state match. That means in theory my income will be up more than 5,000 over this year, but still less than what it was last year.

A furlough day. No students. No work directly related to my teaching.

But lots of work related to teaching.


Tomorrow I am keynoting a half-day conference on teaching at St. Mary's College of Maryland. I am also filling in for one session where the leader canceled out on short notice. For the latter I am illustrating a certain kind of lesson and talking about it. That did not take much