Skip to content

Category: changing the world

Open your eyes.

“They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. … At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.”. –attributed […]

Who was….?

Many educational writers sent messages about the Parkland school shooting. I don’t want to carry a weapon. I want to carry and give a safe place for ideas and knowledge. […]

today was a good day

My first period: my friend’s first period. Her second period. My other friend’s third period. My fourth, fifth, and sixth periods. Almost 170 students signing up and starting blogging on […]

That's not a mouse.

Today was our first day back. Wait. Let me try again. Today was our first day back! The increase in exclamation points tripled this past year. But mental exclamation points […]

Are you going to answer that call (to adventure)? Seeking the Epic Win Face.

This author has quite a thesis: Want to save the world? Play video games: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/07/tech-report-good-news-society-needs-you/ This is link to her TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html Her thesis, that in the game world, […]

Be your own hero.

One of my favorite treats is driving on a Sunday and listening to the Tavis Smiley Show. Yesterday was especially resonating. I caught the tail-end of “Where do we go […]

Art lives.

  While we mentally live in a virtual world, there is grit and texture in other dimensions, too. Pay attention. The other evening, I went to a benefit concert performed […]

Foul reflection.

Please read this post by Teacher Tom. I share his sentiments: http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/unnatural-places.html

It makes sense.

From the Writer’s Almanac, January 10, 2010: It was on this day in 1776 that a 77-page pamphlet called “Common Sense” was published anonymously, making the case that the American […]

Hey, you, get off of my cloud.

Impulsivity + Meanness=Regret. I am still trying to find forgiveness for something I did when I was about seven or eight years old. When I was on the playground, one […]

Rome wasn't written about in a day…

This writer obviously had a burning question that became the focus of his life’s work. The question is: what will be your passion and focus? From the Writer’s Almanac: It […]

The saddest day.

On September 11, 2001, the United States experienced horrific terrorist attacks on its soil, against its citizens. There are events in history that are so jolting, so frozen, that when […]

Wow. That was weird.

 Well, last night I had a surreal experience. I went to my first large group teachers’ union meeting. I’m still trying to untangle how democratic the process was, what benefit […]

Grog Goes Green. (Or Not.)

Read this article: For Early Man, Going Green Wasn’t Easy: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112124572 So, even our ancestors didn’t have an easy time keeping the planet from harm. But did they imagine, as […]

You really DO like to read, don't you?

Teens read more than they let on. If you believe a scary US report, reading is on the decline. But, says Steven Johnson, it completely fails to consider the amount that we do every day on our computers.

%d bloggers like this: