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Six Years of 9x9x25 and Other Numbers

I have always thought that if the good faculty I know shared more of their practices and hopes, I would not be needed in my work as an “instructional designer.” I think that the 9x9x25 allowed us to progress in small steps toward a better practice of teaching, toward learning more from each other, and toward a better way to learn than one hour workshops. Some wrote. Some read. Some talked in offices. It didn’t matter that much where or […]

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Of Rectangles and Magnets

I have drawn a lot of outlines. As a high school English teacher, I often had students use pencils and blank, unlined paper to sketch ideas for storylines or essays. As often as I pressed for the paper version, in these digital times, students would often do the drafts on the computer and use Word or something to outline. Especially if I did not demand a paper version first. That’s okay. I suppose that some did see the story, the […]

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Interviewing Your Domain for @ontarioextend

What is your domain name and what is the story, meaning behind your choice of that as a name? I had trouble being in rectangular rooms eight hours a day as a student. It is odd that I now work looking at a rectangle so many hours a day, but that is another story and possibly some useful karmic payback, or something. But I’ll not dwell on that. I chose thewholeclassroom.com as my domain because I wanted to express the […]

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I Forgot to Send a Card, So You Get a Blog Post

And happily, that seems just right. So, here it is. Congratulations! You are a kind and generous soul. You take time in this big and grand world to stop and see. And look closely. And document experiences so that others might also see, and learn. You have a playful curiosity swimming around your person. So much so, that others see it and want to be that way too. And so, you inspire. And that is good.   Happy new journey. […]

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Inspired to Do This Again!

I have enjoyed the posts and some interactions with participants. I am happy that I wrote each of the six weekly posts and that is always good. For me, writing can be a bit meditative. Like yoga, once I commit to being in the room and actually get there, I enjoy the time and always benefit. I enjoyed seeing how the event was structured on the web. I have never used Inoreader and this was a good opportunity to see […]

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Dang, Even in Savasana I am on Technology

There was about a five-year period where I walked about a mile to work every day. And back home. Most of that was on the dirt of the high desert of Arizona. It was about 20 minutes through the scrubby creosote, and I had some nice views of Oak Creek meandering through the Verde Valley. Initially, I rode my bike. I decided I liked the slower pace of the walk and the added time it gave me to ponder things. […]

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