Monthly Archives: November 2007

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Hippocratic Oaths, Technology, and Teaching

The following is from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? MYTH: Following a time-honored tradition, upon becoming physicians, all doctors take the Hippocratic Oath. TRUTH: … Continue reading

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“There’s a disturbance in the force.”

I like Star Wars, the movie, as much as the next person—at least the original (while not technically sophisticated, or particularly well-acted, nevertheless it retains its charm). But there’s nothing like being corrected by a 16-year-old Star Wars geek on … Continue reading

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Coming into the Life of the Body

In many ways my native language has always been dance.  I moved stories before I told them in words, heard music most clearly when it flowed through my body and out again into the waiting space.  In secret my deepest prayers … Continue reading

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That vision thing

During a hallway conversation with a former minister who recently took a job in educational administration the topic of the newbie learning curve came up. He unburdened about how, after a year on the job, he was still on a … Continue reading

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Glue, Stamps, and Deeper Learning

The following is from the book Myths: Fact and Fiction about Teaching and Learning by Israel Galindo. How well do you know fact from fiction? MYTH: The glue in postage stamps used in the U.S. are flavored. This increases sales … Continue reading

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A story (is) told a thousand times

My son’s pretty excited about the new Beowulf movie coming out soon. He’s been a fan since reading the myth in high school. You don’t know how good it feels to actually be able to say that my son read … Continue reading

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