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December 12, 2007

I shocked myself today as I did some research online. I was trying to see if there were any websites that were dedicated to quotes from rap songs. I was researching my idea about publishing my commonplace book in a blog. I have wanted to find a good [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 13

December 11, 2007

“But it must be said from the outset that a disease is never a mere loss or excess – that there is always a reaction, on the part of the affected organism or individual, to restore, to replace, to compensate for and to preserve its identity, [Keep Reading]

Inner City Visions

December 10, 2007

I caught a show this weekend called Make Some Noise. It was an amazing show about young Canadians who have done some extraordinary things to make a difference in the world. I saw an inspiring segment about a young man who started up a recreation [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 5

December 7, 2007

Watchmen by Allan Moore and Dave Gibbons This book is a classic in all rights. It has won a Hugo Award. It has had a huge influence on books that came after it. It is in many people’s top ten lists. And lastly, like all classic literature these [Keep Reading]

Classroom Economy

December 6, 2007

I thought I’d take my classroom economy one step further. I was really happy with how it had turned out so far, and it seemed to be a good lesson in responsibility. This time, I would sustain it for a month and make it a class challenge. I gave [Keep Reading]

A Lesson in Responsibility

December 5, 2007

It started out simply enough. I wanted to give the students in my class a genuine experience working and dealing with money. It is a very practical application of math and the work that we need to do in class. So my idea, was to give each child [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 12

December 4, 2007

“Luria thought a science of this kind would be best introduced by a story – a detailed case-history.” – Sacks, Oliver. The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales. Summit: New York, 1985. pg 5 I always thought that [Keep Reading]

What is your Dream Car?

December 3, 2007

When I was a child, my dream car was the black pickup truck that Michael J. Fox had in Back to the Future. It was a beautiful ride with chrome running boards and hunting lights. I always told myself that I would own a truck just like that someday. [Keep Reading]

Give A Day

December 1, 2007

Today is World Aids Day. What are you doing about it? I have decided to take my usually day off of blogging and post about this important topic. I watched some great coverage on music television yesterday that really got me thinking. B.E.T. [Keep Reading]

Comments

November 30, 2007

Blogs give you a great opportunity to get instant feedback on what you write. I love that feature so much. Getting comments on an entry is what really makes this whole experience worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who has made a comment here at some [Keep Reading]
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