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Link’n’Blogs – 8.18.17 – The Coldest Calls


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A follow up (and an important one) to last week’s Link’n’BlogThe Junior Senator in his terrific blog Socratic Review, posted his thoughts (and a couple more articles) about grading, cold calling and the manner in which we in education may wish to re-think, well, pretty much all that we are doing. Take a look by clicking the photo below.

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Link’n’Blogs – 5.19.17 – Here Comes the Sun… in Space


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  • Comic Book Moms
  • What You Need to Know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • iPhone Mystery – INCREDIBLE Story
  • STEAM-Rolled?

I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

My good friend, The Esteemed Educational Consultant has done it again. On his terrific blog Principal Liner Notes: Education Reflections, he has broadened our horizons while writing about the Beatles. Sean Gaillard is an educational leader of great talents. Take a look by clicking the link below.

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Link’n’Blogs – 4.21.17 – STEAM-Rolled?


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

The push for STEAM and STEM is a good thing. Right? Well, according to this piece in the Atlantic Monthly, we should be a little careful, especially when we think about educating young women… Click the image, friends, and read on.

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Link’n’Blogs – 2.10.17: 13 Pedro Arrupe, SJ


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

Tired of bad news? Let me tempt you with the opposite: let me tempt you to spend a few minutes with Pedro Arrupe, SJ. Let me tempt you to see good, to choose life, to worship love. Be IN the world; you don’t always have to be OF the world.

INSPIRING A FAITH THAT DOES JUSTICE

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Link’n’Blogs – 1.20.17: RIGOR! MORTIS? AND THE TRADITIONAL JESUIT EDUCATION


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

I am blessed to have many, many friends in the education game, friends who are far more intelligent than I. One of them is Jim Broderick King whom I have referred to on this blog as “the Magister.” He is also the mythical “Best” Friend we all should be so blessed to have. His reflections here are critical, considered and correct. Happy to have read them, happy to know him.

RIGOR! MORTIS? AND THE TRADITIONAL JESUIT EDUCATION

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Me and Jim Broderick King almost a decade ago. Friends then, friends now. 

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Link’n’Blogs – 1.6.17 – Pretty Testy


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

If you are worried about standardized testing (and you should be), this article… well, this article won’t make you feel any better, but it’s an important read. Thanks very much to my friend The Junior Senator for pointing this one out.

I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems

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Off to College (3 in 5 Daze) Part I: Sous Chef


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Over the course of the next five days, The Cinnamon Girl and I will bid farewell to all 3 kids as they head off to college – within a 120 hour period! I love how small the world is and know that we’ll all be able to remain in contact far more easily and more closely than I was in contact with my family when I went off to school more than a few years back.

Still, it will be strange to have no kids in the house… strange and sad? Strange and wonderful? Strange and… we don’t know. It’s just a new chapter for us all.

What we do know is that Sous Chef and I get in the car early this morning to make the drive from Denver to St. Louis. She is off to St. Louis University to begin her college journey.

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She is the first of our kids to leave for school and the first of her friend group to leave for school. Though she doesn’t know it, she is also incredibly ready for the transition. I hope that I am!

Hard to believe it’s time, but it is and she’s ready – more ready than she knows.

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From this…

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… to this in the blink of an eye.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord…

 

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