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Daily Random Sh*t: The One Boasting To Have The Best Words

Daily Random Sh*t: The One Boasting To Have The Best Words Anyone claiming expertise in so many areas would be comical if it weren’t for the millions of idiots who fell for his unfounded and delusional boasts. There are plenty of idiots in the world who don’t know that they are idiots. The horror is when we choose to believe and empower these idiots. Wake … Continue reading Daily Random Sh*t: The One Boasting To Have The Best Words

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Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities I’ve been using Everyday.app on my iPhones since April 2011, using it to grab a daily selfie that could be used to create time-elapse videos. This was something that I began, in part, because these videos disproved something that I was accused of many years ago, that I only published flattering photos of myself … Continue reading Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny”

DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny” A quote from one of my kindergarten classes or Huckabee-Sanders explaining the last press-briefing kerfuffle? So the Reality-TV “president,” who is 100% dependent on being the constant first story in the 24-hour news cycle, has another plan to control the press… Wait for it… New rules of conduct for journalists covering the White House! New Rules?! If “civility” becomes … Continue reading DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny”

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Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning

Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning The original idea was to post at the end of every week something with much more reflection and thoughtfulness than my previous daily social media posts that I had done over the past two-years. I was able to keep to that schedule for the first eight-weeks or so, but have faltered and failed since then. I got very … Continue reading Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning

Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management”

Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management” The key to school/student/learning success is student engagement by 24-years experience in the classroom I should have known that “classroom management” could be a problem for me going all the way back to when I was doing observations/volunteer work as part of my teacher training program back in the early 1990s. I remember it differently, having just looked at the short note … Continue reading Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management”

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Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments

Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments I’ve gone on record saying that you make (teaching) plans so that you can pivot and change them based on the circumstances. This was that kind of week. For the past couple weeks I had been running the ragged edge trying to roll out the three thematic curriculum programs for my six grade levels and getting this year’s robotics team up and … Continue reading Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments

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Year3-Week5 & 6: There’s No Place Like Home

Year3-Week5 & 6: There’s No Place Like Home I came up with this idea that I wanted to work with Kindergarten & first grade using the theme of “my community,” building on what it’s like to live in North Las Vegas and a child’s almost infinite capacity to create based on the tiniest bits of lived experiences. Week 4 we used Google Earth to virtually … Continue reading Year3-Week5 & 6: There’s No Place Like Home

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Year3-Week4 – It’s not like it’s rocket science, kind’a

Year3-Week4 – It’s not like it’s rocket science, kind’a 2018-19 school year week 4. How do you turn left or right with robots that only have one motor connected to a single axle? Hmmm… I hadn’t thought that about that. I was just so happy that students were completing their builds and the little guys were rolling across the floor to think about programming the … Continue reading Year3-Week4 – It’s not like it’s rocket science, kind’a

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Loneliness

Loneliness If you are an adult and experience loneliness, society seems to be saying that you’re doing it wrong. Yeah. I have known no greater depth of loneliness than at one point in my marriage when my wife & I just weren’t communicating and much later when I was desperately in love and my lover had retreated to another bedroom in her huge house. And … Continue reading Loneliness