Monthly Archives: January 2014

Reflection–Part 1: Write it out

I saw a this quote from John Dewey on Twitter this week: “We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.”  This quote helped crystallize something I’ve been thinking about for a while as it relates to the … Continue reading

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It’s Monday; What Are You Reading–January 13, 2014

In my quest to try to incorporate more professional reading this year, I’m in the middle of reading/skimming the National Academies Press document entitled Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards.   The new science standards require new teaching methods … Continue reading

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One shot. . . one opportunity

I don’t usually take inspiration for my life from hip-hop or rap songs, but these lyrics from Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” have important implications for each of us.  “Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity to seize everything you ever … Continue reading

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It’s Monday, what are you reading (IMWAYR), January 6, 2014

Usually when someone asks me what I’m reading, I am ready with a quick answer.  Today, I’m between books and dabbling in several books that haven’t fully captured my attention. Yesterday, I finished The Island Teri Hall.  This is the final installment … Continue reading

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The Deception of the Sun

As I compose this, I’m surrounded by sunlight streaming through the windows.  The sunlight makes it look like a wonderful day for outdoor activities, but today the sunlight is deceptive.  Outside my door lies the coldest temperatures of a decade. … Continue reading

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2014–the year for “Inspire”

Social media has pressured me into choosing a word for the year for 2014.  There are so many words that I could have chosen to represent what I want to accomplish in 2014.  I could have chosen “be” because I … Continue reading

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