Students really can make the world a better place. I am so grateful to see stories like this!
Monthly Archives: February 2009
You play the game the way you practice. Are you going to finish strong?
Teenagers might have a new excuse for ignoring their parent’s orders. Their brain’s ability to adopt the viewpoint of others is still budding, new research suggests.
Known as theory of mind, the ability to infer another’s perspective – emotional, intellectual, or visual – improves with age. Studies of infants, toddlers and children have documented gradual improvement in this skill with age.
Everyone knows that almost any blog post is better with images. However, getting them can be a difficult matter. With a maze of licensing and fair use issues making it hard to decide what is and is not legal to use, many bloggers don’t wish to use images that they have not taken themselves.
But while using your own images is always the best way to go, there are several great sources to help you find and locate images that you can use as part of your blog posts. In fact, there are some very neat tools designed specifically to help you correctly license and use other people’s photography, art and more.
The best part of all is that these tools are free. They will not cost you a dime to use and, if used correctly, can let you fill up your blog posts with as many images as your heart desires.
This video, forwarded to me by @skardalien, is funny and true.
Today, as a long and difficult day of teaching pushed to an unsatisfying end, I asked students to end a brief break by returning to their seats no later than five minutes past the hour. They didn’t. Instead they continued lingering in the hall outside of the classroom long past the time set by me. Their conduct is, in my opinion symptomatic of satisfaction with mediocrity. A deal has been struck; only I’m not OK with the deal, and I doubt students’ parents are either.
- What areas of my life do I not care about that I know I should care about?
- In what areas have I settled for just getting by when I know I could do better if I really tried?
- In what areas have I decided that things “will always be this way” without ever putting in the kind of effort that really changes things?