What if you have several groups of students, and each one needs their privacy guarded? To the point that each group is not supposed to know that the other groups are students at all? And then you mix up the class list, and include the wrong person in a group e-mail. Can a breach of… Read More Confidentiality
If you can’t believe what you read in the comic books, what can you believe? First spoken by Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the funniest (and cleverest) cartoon duos ever invented. Scott McCloud, author of “Understanding Comics,” has a pair of cartoon strips that clearly explains the way toddlers and small children see the… Read More The World as We See It
Common grammar exercise: Circle all the nouns. These jokes are not suitable for children! When the songs were first performed, the singer’s dance style was considered horrifically immoral. Nothing but a Hound Dog: Don’t Be Cruel: Elvis Presley 1956 on the Ed Sullivan show, where Elvis’ lower body gyrations were not allowed… Read More Can’t Teach an Old Noun New Songs
Feb twenty second is 2-22. Train whistle day!
Getting ready for “Midwinter Break which remarkably is from Dec 24-Jan 1, its as if some major religion has a major holiday right about then. Grading papers, listening to music. The cello is such a beautiful instrument, and “Gypsy Airs” is an amazing piece.
In honor of the upcoming Hanukkah holiday, have a donut pun. Donuts are good for your health (in moderation). Be happy! And some music to enjoy your virtual donut with:
It is the middle of November. Nature: “Baby, it’s old outside.” The school building has problems with the heat. They should send everyone home, instead of everyone sitting in their coats. I have heard a lot of conversations about how American Culture has changed from romantic pressure being normal to romantic pressure being… Read More Happy November
I was asked to make a short video of fractions for a middle grade class. Fun! I used plotagon.education for characters and scenery.
End of semester: Take Poetry Less Seriously Day The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Hear it read over here! Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in… Read More Robert Frost & the Fork in the Road