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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A Leadership Lesson from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer — Leadership Freak

Rudolph was a treasure waiting to be discovered. Irritants become advantages in the right situation. My impatience irritates a person on my team. (It probably irritates lots of people.) I’ll call him Mr. Compassion. In a morning meeting, we decided … Continue reading

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On Faith

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Faith is hard. LOL & also UGH… Harvesting the fruits of faith is difficult even though they are among the sweetest of things. Faith, in one estimation, is the belief that something WILL happen without having absolute PROOF that it will. Faith means … Continue reading

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Sores and Defensive Speeches

Words …even normal, daily yakkings … carry scars, culture, history, and a family lineage with them…much like people do.  If one is an over thinker like I am (not a badge of honor, to be sure…like Aristotle once said, you … Continue reading

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Diotima of Mantinea

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By all means, marry.  If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; otherwise, you’ll become a philosopher. ~Socrates Socrates was married.  We know that from several sources.  Socrates had more than one child.  That is also mentioned in several sources … Continue reading

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Leveraging your ignorance to benefit students

Guest Post By Charles Cooper Our world is surrounded by mystery. We seek out limits to our knowledge when watching movies, reading dystopian books, and even as we converse with friends. The mysterious, framed the right way, compels us to … Continue reading

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Screen-casting from iPad or iPhone

My 3rd grade son, Charlie, found a way to screen-cast on iOS devices.  This is what he showed me.  Follow instructions at your own risk.  Not advocating these actions.  Just impressed that he figured this out on his own.  He … Continue reading

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Humor In The Classroom: amygdala > hippocampus

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I was blessed with a demeanor that helped me quickly create fairly strong bonds with my high school seniors.  Despite my dry sense of humor, students could always tell that I cared about them whether I intended on communicating that … Continue reading

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