Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

Reinvent the wheel. This phrase is often used in education in a totally negative connotation. “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel here,” but I’m actually a huge fan of this process. When I was new to teaching, my colleauges … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Race To Nowhere

This TedxTalk by Brene Brown proves funny and inspring, and though it does not reference Race To Nowhere, I think that the last 5 minutes of it provide a particular connection to and begin to help explain some of the … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Learning….

This video comes from the Philadelphia Opera Company’s Random Act of Culture. A flash mob of singers transformed the mall on day with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. What an amazing experience to be there! I love the idea … Continue reading

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Getting Into the Ivies

I took a look out at my back yard a few weeks ago, and my heart constricted as if it were being squeezed, slowly, to death. This is what I saw: Beautiful, old trees choked by English Ivy. The possibilities … Continue reading

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