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Published: 2008-05-12T11:58:21-04:00

 



Taking a closer look

2008-05-12T11:58:21-04:00

Your first year in high school is drawing to a close. Hasn't this year gone by fast? Mrs. Burton's class has also been blogging this year. For their last post they decided to take a closer look at what blogging...



What's in a memoir?

2008-05-01T00:33:48-04:00

Memoir is not a life; it is a window into a life. Unlike biography, which moves chronologically, beginning with birth, memoir does not seek to present a complete picture of an individual's life; in memoir, it is the voice that...



Celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

2008-04-15T00:20:47-04:00

First of all, I enjoyed your posts on evolution, creationism and intelligent design. As I mentioned in my previous post, learning how to formulate, articulate and defend an opinion may be the most important learning tool that you can acquire...



Formulate, articulate and defend!

2008-03-19T23:53:18-04:00

Probably the most important thing that you can learn in school is how to formulate an opinion, articulate that opinion, and, ultimately, defend that opinion. Throughout the school year, you are asked to express your thoughts, ideas and views on...



Who's to Blame?

2008-03-06T17:24:32-05:00

Wow! We have read Romeo and Juliet, attended a live performance, and watched two film versions of Shakespeare's most popular play. At the end of this tragic tale, the two lovers take their own lives. Who or what is to...



What does love look like?

2008-02-10T22:03:30-05:00

Because we are reading Romeo and Juliet, and ‘tis the season of Love -- with an immiment countdown to Valentine’s day -- let’s investigate some of the many manifestations of love through the imagery of photography and/or song lyrics. Find,...



Opposites Attract / An Exploration of Paradox

2008-01-28T02:24:55-05:00

True lies, war games, deafening silence, random order, sweet sorrow....these examples of oxymorons illustrate the concept of paradox -- a seeming contradiction used for effect, complexity, emphasis, or wit when things are contrary to expectation or belief. Shakespeare included numerous...



Learning about Analogies

2008-01-22T09:14:41-05:00

An analogy is a kind of puzzle. To solve it, you look at the first pair of words and try to identify how they are related. Then you look for the same relationship in the second pair of words. Here...



Some thought-provoking questions.....

2008-01-14T22:53:15-05:00

After reviewing student comments concerning evolution and creationism, I realize that it was premature to ask you to reflect on these topics before you engaged in a thorough investigation of them in your biology class. So, with that in mind,...



Go Green!

2007-12-05T08:31:55-05:00