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Cultivating a calling: what made you want to become a teacher and what keeps you motivated?

Started Mar 16, 2013 0 Replies

The discussion title is the assignment for the speakers at the Gates Foundation presentations like this one. …Continue

Advances in Digital Storage has Made Other Changes Possible

Started this discussion. Last reply by John S. Oliver Jul 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Consider this info graphic that presents the Evolution of Storagehttp://visual.ly/evolution-storage I recall when one floppy disk seemed like plenty…Continue

What are your reflections on this manifesto?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 18, 2011. 1 Reply

I bumped into this summary of key concepts in the form of a manifesto http://schoolofeverything.com/about/manifesto It…Continue

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Three Ways iAnnotate Can Help You Go Paperless | Pocketnow

Are you trying to go paperless with your Android or iOS device? Watch this video to see three ways iAnnotate can help you do just that! Subscribe: http://bit...
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Progress Not Perfection

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you. I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied. INTRODUCTIONThere are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection. I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it seems that I am moving like a snail.However, as I wrote this I have been able to notice that there has been significant…See More
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"Tea, coffee, and spices (think Silk Road caravans) have historically motivated many communities to trade. Without the endless demand for these, as well as tobacco, there would be far more isolation internationally. What if people could only…"
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Tea Made Me Think

Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.How many people and processes were involved?The packaging took talented and smart people working in teams. I will add sugar that was obviously not made locally. Just the transportation considerations of each item in my pantry makes my mind wobble.I rarely think about container ships, trucks, and warehouses. But without them, my life would not be comfortable. I will…See More
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Keepers Of The Flame

This animated poem was created by Peter and Paul Reynolds as a tribute to teachers and their vital role in nurturing the learning spirit in every child. We h...
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We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits (HBO)

Eric Weingartner worked two side jobs in addition to his role as a full-time 4th grade teacher to make ends meet. Chemistry teacher Becky Smith’s monthly pay...
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Expanding our definition of smart | Sir Ken Robinson + Amanda Palmer

In this witty interview Sir Ken Robinson discusses how he believes school systems are constricting creativity through standardizing education and what we nee...
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How School Makes Kids Dumb

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Executive Director of innovative online educational nonprofit
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I have been a leader of online education in my circles for years http://learningonlineministry.org/


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Progress Not Perfection

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 6:31 0 Comments

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you.

 

I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied.

 

INTRODUCTION

There are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.

The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection.

 

I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it…

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Tea Made Me Think

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 3:59 1 Comment



Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.

As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.

How many people and processes were involved?

The packaging took talented and smart…

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Volvo Ocean Race is the only sport I follow

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 18:42 0 Comments

A few teams of men and women race around the world.

They encounter all kinds of weather and sea conditions.

This year one man went overboard and died.

It is the ultimate test of the individuals, teams, and technology.

This is raw as humans encounter nature intimately 24-7 for…

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Amazed at those people with little food yet much human energy required in special circumstances

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 19:56 0 Comments

Men at sea during long voyages on sailing ships that ate hard biscuits that they brought when they began.

Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad eating mostly rice.

Soldiers throughout history who after long marches and battles they yet fought again without much good food or rest. Note that combat before guns was VERY physical.

Those who fight forest fires on the ground for a very long time near the blazes without much rest, water, or…

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At 13:59 on June 23, 2011, Hazel Owen said…

Welcome, John. It is great to have you join the community. Please make yourself at home, and jump into or start conversations, and feel free to share ideas, experiences, and resources.

 

I enjoyed having a look around your first site too - thanks for sharing the link - although I had problems with the second one not opening. I guess that's technology sometimes :-)

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