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Don’t Get Body Slammed by a Lowland Gorilla

November 27, 2016

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Just last week a student of mine alluded to one of those ridiculous old Direct TV commercials.  Remember these?  “When you pay too much for cable, you feel down.  When you feel down, you stay in bed.  When you stay in bed, they give your job to someone else…” The scenario quickly devolves so that […]

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I searched for the cure for polio

January 6, 2015

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Earlier this week I was talking with a friend and fellow high school teacher about the first day of the term that was quickly approaching.  He told me that he never goes over the syllabus or the class procedures on the first day.  “It can be kind of boring to talk through all of that […]

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A student showed me Quizlet

August 21, 2013

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A student showed me Quizlet

In the intro to technology class that I teach, students are introduced to a slew of new vocabulary.  Over the course of a 9 week quarter, students learn 200 tech-related vocab terms.  They take a quiz on a subsection of these terms each week and their final at the end of the course includes all […]

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If… and A Life Without Limits

January 16, 2013

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If… and A Life Without Limits

I’m almost done with Chrissie Wellington’s autobiography A Life Without Limits.  Chrissie is the world’s No 1 female Ironman triathlete and her story, not to mention her outlook on life itself, is nothing less than inspirational.  I’ve only completed one triathlon and it was quite short – I’ve always had what I consider a healthy fear of […]

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Amazon Book Review Problems

January 10, 2013

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Amazon Book Review Problems

I know this article on Amazon Book Reviews is from a few weeks ago but I’ve been unplugged for a while.  I just came across it this morning while prepping for a class discussion on the ways that technology has changed reading and writing.  Apparently Amazon has started deleting what it sees as dubious reviews. […]

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