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Discovering beliefs

I don’t normally spend a lot of time trying to discover my teaching beliefs, but once in a while, I find myself in a situation where I come face to face with them. 654 more words


Tales of a First-Year Teacher in Alaska: Preparation vs. Reality

A 2017 graduate of the College of Education, Michelle Fedran made an unusual choice for her first teaching position: she moved to a remote part of Alaska to begin her career. 703 more words

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Combating the Scantron Test: Engaging Students in Authentic Learning

This post originally appeared on Elias Vareldzis’ blog for Education 4337: Teaching Elementary Social Studies in Fall 2017

By Elias Vareldzis

Many students often seem to receive content in social studies classes — and history in particular — as dead on arrival. 703 more words

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Regrets don’t define me,

They have a conscience,

They remind me,

They refine me,

They guide me,

They adjust me,

Redesign me,

They find me, 73 more words


Jeff Bezos on High Standards, and on Why you Don't Achieve your Goals

I’ve published two videos this week.  Both of these videos were inspired by Jeff Bezos’ letter to shareholders from last week.  (The text of the letter is available below). 4,474 more words

Life Lessons

Finding Meaning and Passion

On February 24, 2018, I was at the beginning of making a pretty big decision in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made some pretty big decisions in my life, particularly in the last 4 years or so, but this one was equally important on my journey of healing and road toward striving to reach my authentic self. 817 more words


Avoiding Mistakes Is Easier Than Growing

We come with inbred design flaws

Humans are emotional, illogical and often irrational. At one time those helped us, but now they do not.

Daniel Kahneman deals with many of them in his excellent book, “Thinking Fast and Slow.” System 1 is emotional, reactive, spontaneous and myopic. 812 more words

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