Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

data we can use

From Open Letter To Kansas School Board

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.


Anonymous said...

What score do I need on the Essential Skills test to become a pirate?

literacies publisher said...

Thank you so much for interest in this field and in ending global warming.
People interested in this field must meet the following essential skills criteria (a score of 80% is required):
Reading Text
- must be able to recognize the letter X on a map
Document Use:
- reading treasure maps and following directions to X (treasure)
- demonstrated ability to use sextant for navigation
- must be able to write X in correct location on map
Oral Communication
- must be fluent in terminology such as ahoy there, matey, land ho, walk the plank, …
Working with Others
- piracy does not depend highly on these skills, in fact an ability to work with others can sometimes be a hindrance
Thinking Skills
- must demonstrate ability to double-cross, plan mutinies and attacks, develop strategies for plundering and pillaging
- ability to differentiate manatees from mermaids may be an asset
Computer Use
- n/a
Continuous Learning
- adapt to new technologies (firearms, navigation)

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