This article has some excellent video clips that detail the history of the concept of Fake News and the KGB. It's worth checking out. Note: it contains a few curse words.
Greetings to all three of you who read this. The end of the Quarter is fast approaching and that means that your opportunity to turn in late work is running out. If you have any work to turn in from between the end of Mid Q1 and the end of Q1 you have until NOVEMBER 9th to turn it in. NO WORK FROM Q1 will be accepted after that.
This is a great article that shows how sometimes little things can have a big impact. Keep this in mind in the months and years to come.
Time sure goes by fast! It's already the end of the first Mid-Quarter and I have to enter grades by October 9th. Therefore, if you have any missing or late assignments that you are planning to complete you need to turn them in by the end of school on Tuesday October 9th. Plan accordingly.
So it's late August -- I'm feeling well rested and I guess it's time to return to school. I just finished setting up my planbook that I know will eventually be filled with all the activities and ideas we are going to examine throughout the year. I am looking forward to getting my 22nd year of teaching up and running and getting to meet all of you -- and I know 10 months from now that we will all have fond memories to look back on -- but at the present moment there is a lot of work to be done. :)
Writing the year 2018-2019 still sounds like something out of a science fiction movie to me -- shouldn't we all have flying cars that fold up into a suitcase by now?
The Alice Cooper is great, but c'mon it's time to find a new end of the year song. There are some quality choices, but this is the one I've been trying to get people to catch on to...enjoy!
This has been a fantastic year -- I honestly think I have enjoyed this year more than any other year in my teaching career. You all worked really hard and made teaching both rewarding and fun. I know I learned a lot (and hope you can say the same). I hope you will continue to keep in touch in the coming years. Let's be sure to enjoy are last few weeks together before summer.
Here is some food for thought about being online and whether or not this is beneficial. If you use your phone almost constantly maybe take a day off every once and a while to enjoy the real world. :)
Look, nobody likes to fail -- that isn't really a goal people have when the set out, but in the real world (and probably even more so in the theoretical one) people fail all the time. The idea that you can go through life being "perfect" (if that is defined as not ever failing) is both unrealistic and impossible. Failing (however you define that), learning from the experience and then moving on is a critically important part of life. In reality you are already a perfect you. Take intellectual risks-- be willing to get rejected. If something doesn't go according to plan, revise the plan and move on wiser than you were before. The link says what I'm trying to say far more elegantly: