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The Beauty of Solitude

Imagine yourself walking down the street alone, and there are leaves all over the ground. A car passes by you, causing the leaves to fly everywhere in circles. 369 more words

Abstract Thoughts

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence

“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence” – Carl Sagan

The world is full of “larger than life” characters, claims, and stories.

It is human nature to want to be found fantastic, unusual, extraordinary, and unique. 1,366 more words


Bird by bird: Some instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (Part 2)

Your can read the part 1 here.

In this post we look at the Lamott’s Instructions on Writing.

To start the writing process, do short assignments. 419 more words


Superbowl Mania!!!

Ya…seriously, I truly, deeply, honestly, profoundly do not get it.

Why do so many “intelligent” people watch a bunch of multi-millionaires – who contribute absolutely nothing to the betterment of humanity… 71 more words

Critical Thinking

Our assumptions are what make or break our conclusions.


They are also not educated in the ways of conflict resolution from an early age.

They are also not educated in the ways of conflict resolution from an early age. 

In a violent society, or subset of a society, violence is nurtured, honed, feared, taught, looked to for conflict resolution, looked to for protection.  161 more words


Chasing the SKILLZ

This just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Invariably I will sit in a meeting or workshop with other teachers and administrators discussing a reading related topic: lessons, assessment, reading in the content classes, etc. 561 more words