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Tribute to the Wright Brothers on the Moon

I recently finished reading the excellent book The Wright Brothers by David McCollugh and found this interesting final quote unknown by me and perhaps you also: “On July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong, another American born and raised in southwestern Ohio, stepped onto the moon, he carried with him, in tribute to the Wright brothers, a small swatch of the muslin from a wing of their 1903 Flyer”

Keeping the Mountaintop Experience Alive

I invite you, dear reader, to contribute to this list. It is prompted by an associate who asked me last week how to keep learning alive. 1,065 more words

Trait Theory

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Wow! This is an amazing and quite detailed accounting of the two brothers, Orville and Wilbur, who dedicated many decades of their lives to creating a ‘flying machine’. 337 more words


Idea 188: Pair Investigation and Swap

I really like the supportive nature of cooperative learning, but it can be hard to jump in with some of the more involved cooperative activities at first, especially if you have a class that aren’t used to working together. 597 more words


Book Tips, June-July 2015

These past two months or so (rainy season in Ethiopia), I’ve immersed myself in reading creative nonfiction and a few great novels. Here are a few I recommend: 753 more words


Reading Streak: 5 Years!

Today marks five years of reading at least a page a day, every day. I haven’t missed a single day of reading for 1,826 consecutive days and I compute the average at 55.73 pages per day over that period. 149 more words

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