Hobbes and Public Education

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Thomas Hobbes contends, both explicitly and implicitly, in his Leviathan that political philosophy is an impossible project because the greatest of the political philosophers (Plato and Aristotle) had failed to convert political wisdom into an attainable goal. In other words, … Continue reading

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Trafficblog – Emotional Intelligence

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I talk to myself…a lot…in my car. I know it’s ok to admit this because I see others either doing the same or worse (ie. picking nose, reading papers, yelling on phone at someone). At least we car talkers have … Continue reading

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Gamification: Scattergories For Math & Other Disciplines

MATH Give kids a number & task them with coming up with as many different equations or ways to get to that number. Then, in whole class group, have students mark through any equation they write that others did too. … Continue reading

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Separation of Powers Activity Using The Cranium Board Game

I’m pretty sure that, like many of you, I was gamifying stuff before it was a “thing”.  If I got bored teaching the same thing in the same way year after year, I couldn’t imagine what my poor students were … Continue reading

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Google Forms Update

Google doesn’t really care that they’re completely undermining Microsoft Suite by giving away cool resources like Word or Power Point “wanna-be’s”. Yes, I just used a term from 1999. But that term was in quotes which means I was being … Continue reading

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Leveraging Uncertainty

Change is going to happen. The slow but certain current of change always has had momentum…tremendous momentum. But it is dumb and unrefined momentum…like an undeniable ocean current. Yes, ocean currents can pull you out to a formless sea, but … Continue reading

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I heart my #PLN -OR- If Twitter were a woman I would court her.

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I consider myself a connected educator. However, I’m still blown away by what that means in today’s world. Earlier today, in Texas I GHO’ed with a cool lady in Tennessee and Voxered with a cool principal in Minnesota.  Then, I … Continue reading

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Making It Legit: Twidla

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Prologue So, because I can’t sleep…I’m blogging. My middle kid…sigh…will be going to kindergarten tomorrow and I’m super happy about it even though it means I’m that much closer to death. Regular-logue My new peeps (that should be followed on … Continue reading

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