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Video Fridays: Some Cello Music for Your Soul

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Inspired by news of how the Italians were coping with their quarantine with evening serenades that were posted on YouTube, 9-year-old Taran Tien and his little sister, 6-year-old Calliope, offered to perform a cello concert for their next-door neighbor, 78-year-old Helen Schlam, who had been self-quarantining in her Columbus, Ohio home. Rebecca Tien, the mother of the two musicians, recorded

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Video Fridays: The Many Smiles of Ms. Merz

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It probably seems odd to non-educators that decisions for teaching positions for the following August/September have to be made six-months in advance, around the February/March time frame. But we’ve entered that time of year, just after the mid-point of the school year… and it can make the last ten weeks feel like a “goodbye tour.” Oddly personnel changes can also

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More Job Search Fun… Or Not

I happened to see an open position at Apple, listed on my feed the other day via LinkedIn. This afternoon I was running into some difficulties setting up an interview within the district, so while I waited I tracked down the Apple lead… “Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Nevada.” That piqued my interest. I pulled down the info, opened a tab

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The Fool in the White House

And still claims to be “the best”… Lord Dampnuts is unfit, ill-prepared, too self-absorbed to notice and too afraid of his own shadow to not cover up all his weaknesses and faults. And those who follow him are equally delusional, and willing to sell-out their generally good moral names for single issues that he really doesn’t care about. Ugh.

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Video Mondays: Revisiting Kutiman Thru You Remix videos

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One fun part of having someone new in ones life is sharing things that you love that one’s partner has never experienced before. So over this past weekend I introduced Deb to Kutiman’s “Thru You” and “Thru You Too” projects, where this amazing musical/video artist took snippets of unrelated music performances, demos, etc., off of YouTube and crafted 15 visual

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Learning from The Damn Numbers

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that the world and our government is an imperfect thing… Not participating is NOT an option. Sorry. Your non-participation has enabled the ill-prepared or worse. Grow up and do your damn part (beyond bitching on FaceBook)! Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/09/new-data-makes-it-clear-nonvoters-handed-trump-the-presidency/

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