Monthly Archives: December 2012

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December 19 , 2012 / Posted by Gary Gruber / Uncategorized / No Comments

CELEBRATE WINTER SOLSTICE 2012

According to various calculations, standards and clocks, Winter solstice in the northern hemisphere will occur this year at 11:12 AM UTC, on December 21, which is 4:12 AM  Mountain Standard Time, 6:12 AM Eastern Time and 3:12 AM Pacific Time.  While it happens technically at a moment in time, the recognition and celebration may occur

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December 15 , 2012 / Posted by Gary Gruber / Uncategorized / No Comments

VIOLENCE & VIDEO GAMES

To understand some of the effects of video games, we need to go back to debriefings conducted by the U.S. Army after WWII.  Interviewing soldiers returning from battle, researchers discovered a disturbing fact. A significant number of soldiers had been face to face with an enemy soldier, rifle in hand, enemy in their sights, gun

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December 15 , 2012 / Posted by Gary Gruber / Uncategorized / No Comments

“Top Ten Serious Afflictions Among Educators”

10. MABS – Myopic, Apathetic, Blame Syndrome – This disease is characterized by lack of vision, indifference and the attempt to shift responsibility to other people. (see following ailment). 9. PEST – Plasmapheretic Educational System Transference – A condition recognized in those who drain the organism and then because of inactivity offer bureacracy as a

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The Most Recent Decade

At the conclusion of the most recent decade (2000-2010) I have learned what works and what the critical variables are in the education/learning equation.  And it has taken me back to the beginning.  I call it the full circle of success – common vision, common values, and common purpose.  If we are to succeed in

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December 10 , 2012 / Posted by Gary Gruber / Uncategorized / No Comments

Christmas and Stuff

A funny thing happened last week on the way to Best Buy.  I was listening to NPR and an interview with Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff.  If you know the book, then nothing more need be said but if you don’t, the sub-title is “How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the

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