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High Hopes Balloon Project 2

Next Wednesday, May 4, 2011, my students will be part of a 3 balloon launch from 2 elementary schools. The photo above was taken from about 107,000 feet a year ago during our last launch. Like last year, along with … Continue reading

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My Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Adventure UPDATE

Not that I didn’t know what I was getting into. I mean everyone, um … most people, uh … many of us know that any kind of space mission is at the mercy of the weather, technical issues, and more – and … Continue reading

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Repost of TEDxDenverED

I’ve had a flurry of requests … well um …  several (3) readers that suggested I post a link to my TEDxDenverEd Talk Last summer – so here it is:

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Leaving Their Mark – Redux

At TEDxNYED, Alan November kicked off the event with his “TALK” – Who Owns The Learning? where he asks, “Are your students leaving a legacy?” It’s a very worthwhile 15 minutes. While watching him that day I thought back to this … Continue reading

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More TEDxNYED

I think I’ve spent just about an hour (maybe more) for every minute of my TEDxNYED talk (I get 15 minutes) … I think that is ridiculous at one level … but REALLY, I’m not complaining on the other. As … Continue reading

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TEDxNYED – The Pressure Is On

So in a week I will be jetting across the country, weather permitting, to New York to do my 15 minutes on stage at TEDxNYED. Based on a few Tweets and emails from the last week, I’ve been relieved to … Continue reading

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So How Could I Still Teach My Students If School Was Cancelled? Reprised

NOTE: The pending blizzard hitting the central US and soon the east coast made me think of this post from 2 years ago. It was written in response to the H1N1 flu epidemic that was hitting at the time – … Continue reading

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Our Challenger Space Shuttle Memory

On this 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster I’m sharing an incredible experience from the past. My classroom was “graced” by Christa McAuliffe’s Mom, Grace Corrigan. Note that since this post we have also posted videos of the … Continue reading

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A 4 Year Anniversary To Remember!

Four years ago, January 24, 2007, was the first day we Skyped into our classroom a classmate that couldn’t attend school because she had leukemia and the side effects from the chemo therapy she was receiving made it impossible for … Continue reading

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My Latest Post On Huffington Post

So I wrote this recently after a strenuous day at school … then coming home to see several posts on blogs and web sites that raised my ire: ” ‘Discussion’ About Ed Reform is Just like a Political Ad… Maybe Worse“ … Continue reading

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