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Confused?


Posted By on Mar 30, 2013

Are you confused? I’ve taught for over two decades, and I can be as confused as any of my students ever were. Setting the stage for being confused: Life became a bit more complicated during tax season this year. We have been working with an accounting program that normally does a great job of keeping all of our income and expenses organized, but for some reason the program’s database got corrupted (I’m pretty sure I...

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Mental Focus | Refining Your Focus


Posted By on Mar 28, 2013

We noticed the smell when we went into the kitchen . . . This morning we put a pot of beans on slow boil after soaking them all night. Neither my wife nor I gave them a second thought, which can be a mistake when boiling beans. We noticed the smell when we went into the kitchen to make tea. Burnt garbanzo beans smell a lot like burnt toast. The toasted ones that didn’t get all black ended up tasting pretty good. Not a bad...

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Mental Focus


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

He is a great kid, a stick of TNT . . . I love to tutor kids. Yesterday I was tutoring a 7 year old who has been struggling with attention issues in school. He is a great kid, a stick of TNT in terms of energy. Most adults I know think how nice it would be to have that much energy, but if you really think about it, you might just prefer your somewhat diminished adult energy. The force of energy in TNT comes from within, but as the...

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Learning Willpower


Posted By on Mar 9, 2013

I am Van Gogh, I am Einstein, I am Beethoven, I am Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). I am Van Gogh, I am Einstein, I am Beethoven, I am Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). So are you. We are all capable of doing anything we desire. If you have some other genius you admire, then use that name instead. The names, the genders, the races are irrelevant. Each of us is each of them. I look up to many others as geniuses. These are just the names that...

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¬†Angry kids are everywhere, even at the mall! Not too long ago I had a perfect lesson on the connection between behavior, applied discipline, and the line that we adults have to draw for the benefit of our children. I was at the local mall with my wife and a child we were watching from out of town. He ¬†wanted to run around in the mall’s play area. We thought it was a good idea that would let him burn off some steam while my wife...

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It will not look like teaching at all. That’s the point. Please watch the video first. Watch it all the way through if you want to have a little taste of what teaching in an experiential learning environment actually feels like. Fair warning though . . . I’m working to create a sense in you that develops an understanding of how teaching feels. It will not look like teaching at all. That’s the point. Learning how to...

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