For all of those of you who have been asking as to why I have stopped posting on the AP listserv of late, firstly thanks for your kind words and secondly I have decided to unsubscribe (again!). I have found that the level of discourse has continued to degenerate over the past few months. Specifically I have increasingly found that (with respect) I learn precious little from the postings (with a few exceptions), and that the inability of some listers to answer posts in a civil manner has got to the point where it was beginning to bother me. That was the point that I had enough.
I know that I have some views that are out of sync with many listers, but I have ALWAYS been at great pains to stress that my way is just one of many valid ways to deliver the AP curriculum, and that I respect all situations and circumstances. Some people insist on “bashing” my teaching to the test approach and it finally got to the point where I had enough.
I feel it is the list’s loss, not mine.