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What the “L” is missing?

I must admit that I was quite proud of a YouTube video that I created to help out Alan Levine (aka “Cogdog”). Alan wanted to collect a series of amazing stories of online connections to use as a keynote for … Continue reading

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Don’t save your praises for the eulogy!

My dad was a very wise man. No, he didn’t have a university degree, but he had common sense and wisdom that he claimed he acquired while attending “the school of hard knocks”.He said, “It is too bad that we … Continue reading

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A Teachable Moment With A Meaningful Message

I confess that for the past five months I have been so busy with my recent barbershop harmony hobby that I have not found the necessary time to create an entry in my blog. As a reader you are probably … Continue reading

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An inexpensive teleprompter for your classroom

The free, 2015 K12 Online Conference began earlier this week with a keynote from Alan Levine (aka cogdog) entitled “Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection”. Needless-to-say Alan’s keynote was the catalyst that helped me move further along my learning journey. About a … Continue reading

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How will your students pay tribute to you?

With a new school year just beginning, I thought I should ask teachers this question. “At the end of this school year, how will your students pay tribute to their experiences in your classroom?” I recently had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Back to the Future – The Wayback Machine

Introduction Recently, I had an opportunity to look through some old family pictures. It was so delightful and meaningful to look back through these photos to recall different aspects of my youth more than 60 years ago. As I perused … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #52 – The Value of Teachers

As a youngster in elementary school, I thought that only students looked forward to summer vacation. Once I became a teacher, I realized that teachers often looked forward to their holidays with even more enthusiasm than their students. However, in … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #51 – Learning and Bicycling

There are at least two things in my life that are of great interest to me. Learning, as a life long process, and bicycling. In addition, I am continually amazed at how “connections”, fostered through the Internet, provide such unique … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #50 – Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward Day is the last Thursday of April each year. This year it occurs on April 30th and it provides teachers with a powerful opportunity to teach more than traditional curricular concepts. My Dad used to say … … Continue reading

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“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving

I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled “Problem Solving with ‘Aunt Emma’”, I described an engaging activity which helps students look … Continue reading

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