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Using social media to lessen Summer Learning Lag in Writing

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

After a near year long sentence of standardized testing, writing boot camps, college application outlines, and scholarship essays, one would believe writing is the furthest thing from the mind of any high school student–until you look at the newsfeed on social media. 370 more words

College Readiness

Mind the Gap

Why Technology Can Help Reduce the Summer Learning Gap

It’s May!  In my classroom, students are preparing for finals and completing final projects. In these moments, I try to pause and reflect on the growth and accomplishments of the past year. 497 more words

Edcite Tips

Fresnel - A life full of achievements

The year of 2015, chosen to stage the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, coincided with many anniversaries regarding history of the science of light and one of these was Fresnel’s Wave Theory of Light. 1,976 more words


28. Epilogue

I’m three weeks out of my last chemo treatment.  My onc pulled me off acyclovir (an anti-viral) a week ago because he suspected it was causing my 101+ fevers.  2,056 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

27. Letting Go

The last week of chemo, two weeks ago, began like all the rest except for the easily perceptible smirk on my face that said I’m almost done with this and I ain’t never gonna study chemo no more.  3,142 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

26. My Blind Spots

I’m feeling pretty good.  One more week of feeling good and then last treatment week.  As much as there is to complain about with chemotherapy, and I’ve done more than my fair share of complaining, I’m fearful of ending treatment because in chemo at least I know that I’m doing something about the cancer.  2,155 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Oman aviation ambitions

Middle Eastern aviation market is booming. Airlines like Emirates (EK), Etihad (EY) and Qatar (QR) are rapidly growing and connecting different continents with their hubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. 1,108 more words