The reflection of the moon in the pond is a reflection of a reflection – the pond reflects the moon, which reflects the sun. sometimes reflect and regret are so close- that they almost touch (Reflecting is something I often do. Perhaps too much. ) Sometimes I reflect someone who is so bright – I ∞
While I am not a mushroom fanatic, I have been amazed at all of the mushrooms I have noticed this year! I take pictures of the really neat ones, and give them names based on what they look like.
Games are useful tools for teaching and learning. Here are two presentations I did at the NSTA STEM conference in Kississimee on games for learning. NSTA STEM game design July 13 2017 NSTA STEM Art of Teaching Through Games
OK, so it’s time to share our day to day in Iceland, as well as a few travel tips. Travel tip #1 – Pack a few extra vowels. Yes, not towels, but vowels. There are so many consonants in Icelandic! Most everything is in English too. You will start to notice some trends in words ∞
I am trying to run – Faster than the raindrops I am hoping to love – Brighter than the sun I am aiming to live – Lighter than the heavens Deeper than the ocean Calmer than the moon I am hoping to be – Stronger than the bedrock I am aiming to see – Different… Continue reading Aiming
My garden is full Of tulips that tremble at fierce dandelions Of brave daffodils, And some weed with millions Of unidentifiable prickles Thorns gently pull Catnips at my heels Limitless tendrils Of ivy that holds tight, Of crabgrass that Yes, Will And rose buds that Just Might
A sculptor of syllables Keeper of time The flux and the malleable Rhythm of rhyme Explorer of existing Jungle of songs Connector considering Where wonder belongs A seeker of sensemaking Finder of links Unique and ubiquitous Patterns of things
Tomorrow is the big cookie showdown at work. Tonight I finally sat down to imagine how to gather people’s feedback about the cookies. I reviewed a bunch of rubrics and score cards, and created a Google Form, drawing from some examples online. When I shared it with the office folks, I received some interestingly heated responses… Continue reading What makes a fair test? Validity, reliability, and replicability in cookies.
I don’t know why people shoot other people. Anger? Hatred? Sadness? There are other choices……. A mission of anger Is grief inside out A mission of hatred Is showing self doubt A mission of worry Is bowing to fate A mission of hurry Is just running late As the captain of Any one that you choose A mission… Continue reading Mission
On the way to the plant store Running through my head Is a mixture of hopeful ambition – And dread Each springtime I plant Each summer I preen Each autumn I rant My thumbs are not green Although I do wish My garden would thrive I’d be happy if Some plants do survive