I blogged about an assignment we had in teacher certification classes over here today, if anyone is interested in joining the convo or passing on the link to teachers you may know. Have to go get the rest of my classwork done, but before I do, want to send a shout out to some former … More Open-eyes with teacher cert; launch of TucsonSentinel
On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI offered a new command to the world’s priests: Thou Shalt Blog. It was in the Pope’s message for the 44th World Communications Day that priests and others read B16’s take on preaching the gospel in the digital age: Responding adequately to this challenge amid today’s cultural shifts, to which young … More Pope’s Message to Priests: We Must Blog
Courtesy of the wonderful Linda Perlstein over at The Educated Reporter comes a little post about an anonymous teacher (Mrs. Q) who is eating her school’s lunch every day and blogging about it. Linda references a USA Today story that says fast-food standards for meat are higher than that at most school cafeterias. If so, … More Eating school lunch: Fed up w/ dangerous food
The education world is all a-Twitter this morning with reports of 40 states applying for the $4.35 billion in competitive education reform grants being funded through the U.S. Department of Education as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus program – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – that President Barack Obama signed into law soon … More Race to the Top for education reform
If the Times’ headline writers are accurate and Scott Brown’s Senate win in arguably the most liberal state in the Union “stunned” Democrats, then all I can say is the party I’ve voted with most of my life has just not been paying attention. And like Brown said last night in his victory speech, if … More Scott Brown’s prophecy for the Dems
Remember how Pat “I call myself a Christian but just can’t act like one” Robertson blamed the tragedy in Haiti on a pact with the devil? Well, Lily Coyle took offense and decided to pen a response in the personal of Satan. She sent it to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and it’s starting to go … More Satan talks back to Robertson, and some thoughts on minority progress
Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has brought out the best in most people (although statements from both Pat Roberston and Rush Limbaugh show it brought out the worst in some). This urge to do good – something we always see in the aftermath of disasters – has me wondering what, exactly, is behind it. … More The urge to do good – divinely inspired?
Apparently televangelist Pat Robertson is blaming the natural disaster in Haiti on a decades old pact he says Haitians made with the devil to get out from under French colonial rule. What an embarrassment for thinking people, especially thinking evangelical Christians. Read about it here.
One of my favorite pages in Time Magazine is the “Verbatim” page, where some of the week’s most outrageous quotes are featured. In the Jan. 18 issue, Ramy Zamzam is quoted as saying, “We are not terrorists. We are jihadists and jihad is not terrorism.” Right, and I’m the Pope. C’mon, enough with the semantics. … More The stretch of semantics: “We are not terrorists.” And, conservatives in support of gay marriage – who knew?
As promised, I’m going to blog my thoughts as I work my way through Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project. I’m only through the first chapter, but I’ve already discovered my major problem where it comes to being happy: I am not really sure what makes me happy. I know what brings me pleasure, and I … More Blogging through The Happiness Project