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Monthly Archives: December 2012

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The Day Before Christmas, Dec 24, 2012

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the land No one was playing, not even the band. People were traveling from near and far Some by airplane and others by car. Many were troubled by visions in their head Of children so beautiful and now they are dead. Mothers and fathers with tears in

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First Day of Winter, First Light

Today is the first full day of winter when the sun starts moving ever slightly north along the horizon.  It’s all about the light, the return of the light on the shortest, darkest day of the year, at least in this northern hemisphere.  It gives me renewed hope every year, that we will see the

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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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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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“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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