Category Archives: Site maintenance & updates 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 192 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 391 posts. There were 10 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 500kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 10th with 212 views. The most popular post that day was Colorado school district does away with grade levels.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lee shulman, phoebe price bullying, phoebe price suicide, longer school days debate, and longer school day debate.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Colorado school district does away with grade levels January 2010
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Classic article: “Taking learning seriously” by Lee Shulman January 2010


Suicide of Phoebe Price, 15, leads to increased anti-bullying efforts March 2010


The debate over longer school days August 2009


Classic paper: Annette Lareau’s ‘Unequal Childhoods’ – a look at cultural capital and child development July 2010

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