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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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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The Day My Students Embarrassed Me (Constitutional Convention Lesson Attached)

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They’re all going to laugh at you! The day my students embarrassed me is also the day I became a better educator (and friend, and father, and husband… and I’m not kidding). Bear with me and my ego for just … Continue reading

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Student Created Tutorials

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I was looking over some old lessons from my high school government class and came across some “stuff”.  I’ll be posting this “stuff” today and tomorrow. To begin the parade is this list of resources that I used to get … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be a teacher anymore.

Etymologically speaking, I’d rather be an educator :) Nourushing, rearing and training sounds a lot better than showing, pointing and training. Dogs get trained…kids shouldn’t.

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Speed Dating As Professional Development (or classroom use)

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The Impetus Instruction technology coaches who care about their audiences are always looking for ways to spice up the mostly boring “sit and get” sessions that have become the norm. A few weeks ago as my family and I were … Continue reading

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