Today’s lesson is sponsored by (insert company name here)

During this week’s debate about whether corporations should be allowed to get involved with public education, my first thoughts went to The Simpson’s. In one episode, the school receives more funding and can afford real periodic tables instead of Oscar Mayer promotional ones (apparently the atomic weight of bolognium is delicious. Snacktacular is also an […]

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Summary of Learning

Well, here we are nearing the end of another semester. The spring semesters always go by so fast, but it has been a month and a half full of learning. I really enjoyed the debate style classes throughout the semester as it took important topics that many teachers struggle with, and really provided good arguments […]

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‘Cause Knowledge is Power!

I value enlightenment. So much so that I almost have this fanatical obsession with acquiring more knowledge. I feel like Cate Blanchett’s character in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where she is face to face with the aliens saying over and over again, “I want to know…I want to know”! I […]

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Sharing online: an acceptable risk?

This weeks debate topic about whether openness and sharing in schools is unfair to kids was an important topic. Concerns were raised about legitimate issues regarding openness and sharing, but to avoid sharing altogether to mitigate these issues is kind of like not ever driving a car because of the chance that an accident occurs. Photo […]

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