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A Dance that Inspires

March 27, 2012

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We recently finished our dance unit in Freshman PE.  Groups of students presented multicultural dances wearing semi-authentic garb from Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Ghana, and a few other places around the globe.  Speaking of dances from around the world, I showed my kids (6, 4, and almost 2) this video of Matt dancing his way through […]

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We Need Our Artists

March 27, 2012

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A fellow teacher told me last week that he always tells the artistically inclined students in his Government and Economics classes that we need them to be the most educated, most informed, most plugged in people we know.  He explains that they are the ones that will be helping the rest of us interpret the […]

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Things I Learned in 2 hours and 49 minutes

December 15, 2011

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Things I Learned in 2 hours and 49 minutes

I recently surprised myself by running a marathon in 2 hours and 49 minutes.  It was the California International Marathon on December 4th that makes its way through several different cities as it heads from Folsom to the steps of the Capital in Sacramento.  It’s a course that I know pretty well as I’ve completed […]

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Why Teaching Technology Matters

December 7, 2011

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Did you know that the top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 didn’t even exist in 2004? Did you know that the number of text messages sent every day exceeds the number of people on the planet?  Did you know that it took the technology of the radio 38 years to reach an audience of […]

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Set the World On Fire

November 20, 2011

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Set the World On Fire

My wonderful sister-in-law, Evin, gave my oldest son a card for his first Birthday. It was a simple piece of white card-stock – about 5 inches across. On it she wrote these words “Go forth and set the world on fire.” It’s apparently a quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola. That’s it. It’s so simple. […]

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