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2015-12-18 02:41:46 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Great post from Steven Krause following up on John Warner in IHE. Here is the comment I left at the blog:
When people complain to me about their students' writing (and it happens often), I ask them whether they have built feedback and revision into the writing process in their course.... and, not surprisingly, they rarely have any writing process at all. Until we are prepared to do the job of teaching the writing (which requires feedback and opportunities for revision, with feedback on the revision process too), we really should not be complaining about student writing. I was surprised by the poor quality of student writing when I first started teaching Gen. Ed. Humanities courses (and I teach mostly college seniors)... but rather than just complain, I retooled my courses, turning the written paper into a full-blown writing process. It's not rocket science; it just requires making a value... more »

Most reshares: 6

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2015-09-02 20:42:37 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

A bit of clever and creative awesomeness:

http://xkcd.com/1572/

Most plusones: 34

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2016-01-05 00:58:43 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Love John Cleese.

~JD

Latest 50 posts

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2016-02-09 19:37:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

How Can We Get More Questions?

??????????????????????????????

The target audience for this one is mostly elementary and middle school teachers, but I would love to see all thinking people ask more questions too. 

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/09/how-to-bring-more-beautiful-questions-back-to-school/

How Can We Get More Questions?

??????????????????????????????

The target audience for this one is mostly elementary and middle school teachers, but I would love to see all thinking people ask more questions too. 

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/09/how-to-bring-more-beautiful-questions-back-to-school/___

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2016-02-08 02:11:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Superb Owl

Love it! Had to share

Thanks to +Rajini Rao 

Owl Be Seeing You

It's time for the #SuperbOwl and #ScienceSunday ! 

Did you know that the eyes of an owl are 5% of its body weight? Imagine Peyton Manning with eyes the size of a baseball.. errr...football. Their large pupils dilate at night, harvesting more light to be captured by an abundance of rods, specialized for night vision. Their eyes don't have as many cone cells as we do, so their color vision is not that great. But they can see up to 100 times better than the Broncos at night! 

How does the owl rotate its head without wringing its neck? An owl has twice as many vertebrae compared to the 7 in humans, giving it a 270 degree flexibility, without tearing the delicate blood vessels in their necks and heads, and cutting off blood supply to their brains.. That's because unlike human vertebrae, the vertebrae of the owl have large cavities, about ten times the diameter of the vertebral artery that goes through, allowing for plenty of slack. The artery also enters the cervical vertebrae at a higher point, for more freedom of movement. It is heavily networked so that blood supply to the brain and eyes is not interrupted by twisting of the neck even if one route is blocked. Astonishingly, the blood vessels at the neck became wider as they branched, in contrast to that of mere humans, where they get smaller and narrower. 

Read More: http://goo.gl/hFUq2 Research by +Michael Habib  and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University on the mystery of the Owl's neck. This award winning study was featured in Science magazine and may be the first use of angiography, CT scans and medical illustrations to unravel the mystery of the magnificent owl. 

For +rare avis  who wanted to know about the #SuperbOwl :)___Superb Owl

Love it! Had to share

Thanks to +Rajini Rao 

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2016-01-22 20:39:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Should you change your behavior based on that post you just read?

After all, researchers just told us that something was True.

This is related to an optional assignment that I have some of the honors students in my research methods course write a paper about, so I am posting it so I can find it later.

Thanks to the geeks and science nerds who put it repeatedly into my stream :-)

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/1/22/10811320/journalists-social-science

Should you change your behavior based on that post you just read?

After all, researchers just told us that something was True.

This is related to an optional assignment that I have some of the honors students in my research methods course write a paper about, so I am posting it so I can find it later.

Thanks to the geeks and science nerds who put it repeatedly into my stream :-)

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/1/22/10811320/journalists-social-science___

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2016-01-21 02:18:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Try to remember what it was like

not to know

This is a great read and a nice reminder.  Thanks to +George Station  for sharing this!

SPOILER: This piece offers some helpful workarounds for being an "expert" in what you're teaching, and forgetting how hard it was to learn that stuff in the first place. Good reminders. ___Try to remember what it was like

not to know

This is a great read and a nice reminder.  Thanks to +George Station  for sharing this!

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2016-01-19 01:06:07 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

The Average Person would Find this Interesting

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

thanks to +Sandy B for sharing this.  I think I will try to use it in a class discussion this semester!

The Average Person would Find this Interesting

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

thanks to +Sandy B for sharing this.  I think I will try to use it in a class discussion this semester!___

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2016-01-17 00:33:33 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

When the weather gets cold, I like to bake...
and eat...
it's like my body wants to make sure I have a bit more adipose to protect me from the MN winter. 

And this looks like what I need this weekend :-)

OMG.

http://www.sugarhero.com/deep-fried-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough/___When the weather gets cold, I like to bake...
and eat...
it's like my body wants to make sure I have a bit more adipose to protect me from the MN winter. 

And this looks like what I need this weekend :-)

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2016-01-08 02:02:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

A brief, but interesting read that might be a nice way to spark discussion in a class that involves critical thinking in science.

shared by +Steve Esterly , so a shout out to him!

___A brief, but interesting read that might be a nice way to spark discussion in a class that involves critical thinking in science.

shared by +Steve Esterly , so a shout out to him!

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2016-01-05 00:58:43 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

It's Science

via +Jeff Cave , so a shout out to him for sharing it

Love John Cleese.

~JD___It's Science

via +Jeff Cave , so a shout out to him for sharing it

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2016-01-03 02:45:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Science that makes us think is the best science :-)

Happy birthday Isaac Asimov! Via Perimeter Institute - Outreach___Science that makes us think is the best science :-)

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2016-01-02 16:46:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

This is a really neat idea. 

http://www.lovethatmax.com/2015/12/teaching-hotel-people-with-disability.html

As the parent of a child with special needs (ASD) who will need help and support for the rest of his life, I too often think about what will happen when he gets older.  Will he ever find a job or volunteer work that makes him feel happy and productive and a part of the community?  I try to find things he is good at (like baking) and think about how to take some of those talents and work with him to foster those abilities. 

That is part of a parent's job.

 _All_ parents worry about their kids' futures, of course, and I love that this businessman and his family have created a place that will help individuals with special needs who like hosting and hospitality.   What a great idea.

Very cool.  Cheers and much success to them!

This is a really neat idea. 

http://www.lovethatmax.com/2015/12/teaching-hotel-people-with-disability.html

As the parent of a child with special needs (ASD) who will need help and support for the rest of his life, I too often think about what will happen when he gets older.  Will he ever find a job or volunteer work that makes him feel happy and productive and a part of the community?  I try to find things he is good at (like baking) and think about how to take some of those talents and work with him to foster those abilities. 

That is part of a parent's job.

 _All_ parents worry about their kids' futures, of course, and I love that this businessman and his family have created a place that will help individuals with special needs who like hosting and hospitality.   What a great idea.

Very cool.  Cheers and much success to them!___

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2016-01-02 15:26:54 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

It all depends on how you look at things :-)

via +Kimberly Chapman 

___It all depends on how you look at things :-)

via +Kimberly Chapman 

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2015-12-29 21:16:06 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

*I See Four... *

films :-)

Sometimes, crossing streams with a clever meme is exactly what The Doctor ordered.

Thanks to Kimberly Chapman for the post

Just booked tickets for a screening tomorrow (no spoilers please).  Wanted to go today but the 2D shows are already all sold out for today.  3D makes me hurl.

I'm going to wear my Star Trek jacket and Ghostbusters goddess t-shirt so I can always be #crossingthestreams .

And today we will bake cookies.___*I See Four... *

films :-)

Sometimes, crossing streams with a clever meme is exactly what The Doctor ordered.

Thanks to Kimberly Chapman for the post

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2015-12-28 15:09:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Very inspirational for this fine Monday :-)

and I do love a good inspirational quote

Thanks to +Daniel Sprouse 

___Very inspirational for this fine Monday :-)

and I do love a good inspirational quote

Thanks to +Daniel Sprouse 

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2015-12-18 02:41:46 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Why Can't These Students Write?

OoooH!  Another one for my methods class (which is writing intensive)

Teaching is also like writing--  it takes time and practice and the ability to do it well takes a lifetime.  Thanks +Laura Gibbs !

Great post from Steven Krause following up on John Warner in IHE. Here is the comment I left at the blog:
When people complain to me about their students' writing (and it happens often), I ask them whether they have built feedback and revision into the writing process in their course.... and, not surprisingly, they rarely have any writing process at all. Until we are prepared to do the job of teaching the writing (which requires feedback and opportunities for revision, with feedback on the revision process too), we really should not be complaining about student writing. I was surprised by the poor quality of student writing when I first started teaching Gen. Ed. Humanities courses (and I teach mostly college seniors)... but rather than just complain, I retooled my courses, turning the written paper into a full-blown writing process. It's not rocket science; it just requires making a value judgment about the importance of writing versus other kinds of learning options when designing the course. I think writing is important; I emphasize it, and I am also happy to sing the praises of my students' writing as a result. Other people choose differently but, if they choose not to teach writing per se, they should not criticize their students for not having learned what they themselves are not prepared to teach.


http://stevendkrause.com/2015/12/17/new-and-old-thoughts-on-the-challenges-of-fycomp-andor-why-students-cant-write-through-the-lens-of-john-warner/comment-page-1/#comment-40252___Why Can't These Students Write?

OoooH!  Another one for my methods class (which is writing intensive)

Teaching is also like writing--  it takes time and practice and the ability to do it well takes a lifetime.  Thanks +Laura Gibbs !

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2015-12-18 02:36:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Sharing for use in my research methods class next semester.

Thanks to +Joanne Manaster  for posting this.

“Reproducibility problems in clinical genetics ... have massive and real-time consequences for thousands of families. by +Ed Yong

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/12/why-human-genetics-research-is-full-of-costly-mistakes/420693/___Sharing for use in my research methods class next semester.

Thanks to +Joanne Manaster  for posting this.

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2015-12-14 02:28:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Sharing again.


and thanks to +Bearman Cartoons  because a picture is worth 1000 words

Fuck Cancer

I am too young to keep losing friends to this. ___Sharing again.


and thanks to +Bearman Cartoons  because a picture is worth 1000 words

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2015-12-11 22:18:04 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

I love a good Venn Diagram

via +Jason Blalock 

___I love a good Venn Diagram

via +Jason Blalock 

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2015-12-06 21:17:47 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

An awesome nerd quote has been floating around my head all day:

Run like hell because you'll always need to
Laugh at everything because it's always funny
Never be cruel and never be cowardly and if you ever are
always make amends

advice from the good Doctor (the 12th)

Be kind by example.

Happy random act of kindness day. 

May you always try to do the right thing, the kind thing.  Even if it is hard... 

And may you stick up for those who need it, even if your friends are wrong and they are the bullies...

Nice image shared by +Laura Gibbs  on how to inspire kindness.

How to Encourage Kindness in Children Infographic http://dlvr.it/CwyMDD #OtherInfographics #Childreninfographic ___An awesome nerd quote has been floating around my head all day:

Run like hell because you'll always need to
Laugh at everything because it's always funny
Never be cruel and never be cowardly and if you ever are
always make amends

advice from the good Doctor (the 12th)

Be kind by example.

Happy random act of kindness day. 

May you always try to do the right thing, the kind thing.  Even if it is hard... 

And may you stick up for those who need it, even if your friends are wrong and they are the bullies...

Nice image shared by +Laura Gibbs  on how to inspire kindness.

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2015-12-06 21:09:05 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Excellent Holiday Brunch suggestion

Thank you +Kimberly Chapman  and never apologize for something like this! 
psst. check out the Eat the Evidence blog for the best food, baking, and decorating tips EVER

So this is a thing I stumbled across.

You're welcome/I'm sorry.

http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/cream-cheese-stuffed-chocolate-chip-banana-coffee-cake-recipe/___Excellent Holiday Brunch suggestion

Thank you +Kimberly Chapman  and never apologize for something like this! 
psst. check out the Eat the Evidence blog for the best food, baking, and decorating tips EVER

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2015-12-02 21:36:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Edit: sharing for later because this topic comes up in discussion a lot for those of us in the edu biz

I find this subject so depressing. I agree most of all with the view that these "trigger warnings" (which is itself a horrible phrase; who came up with that one?) distorts the content of the material, predetermining how students will experience it, often in a very narrow way. Sure, I provide commentary for difficult topics that come up in my classes: anti-Semitic themes in medieval European folklore, the Indian practice of suttee, and on and on. How do I deal with that? I provide commentary, resources, background, context as a natural part of the way I present content in the class. And here's the more important thing: I also make student choice in the readings a guiding principle in ALL that I do... and for all kinds of important reasons! If professors want to give students CHOICES, I think that is great. I would far prefer to have a discussion about the pedagogy of CHOICE rather than this depressing debate about trigger warnings. But a pedagogy of choice and student autonomy is not what this is about, is it? Sigh. And it never will be.
Choices in Myth-Folklore:
http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/
Choices in Indian Epics:
http://iereadingguides.blogspot.com/
I totally vote for CHOICE. I do not vote for trigger warnings. ___Edit: sharing for later because this topic comes up in discussion a lot for those of us in the edu biz

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2015-12-01 05:17:11 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Do you have information that you want to share with others ?

Here are your options.

via +Laura Gibbs 

Scholarly communication via LOLCat.
+Laura Gibbs ahead of her time as always!___Do you have information that you want to share with others ?

Here are your options.

via +Laura Gibbs 

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2015-12-01 02:14:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Giving Tuesday

I have some awesome and amazing students in my undergraduate classes who are participating in all kinds of creative and wonderfully generous Giving Tuesday events.  The students in my grad seminar, however, had never heard of it.  Just in case you never heard of it either, here's a link:

http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/

What are you doing for Giving Tuesday? 

Remember that you can give your time, talent, and help if you are short on cash or other resources.  An idea: Many of your local food banks and shelters could use restocking.

 And, you don't have to tell the world what you are doing either.

Giving Tuesday

I have some awesome and amazing students in my undergraduate classes who are participating in all kinds of creative and wonderfully generous Giving Tuesday events.  The students in my grad seminar, however, had never heard of it.  Just in case you never heard of it either, here's a link:

http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/

What are you doing for Giving Tuesday? 

Remember that you can give your time, talent, and help if you are short on cash or other resources.  An idea: Many of your local food banks and shelters could use restocking.

 And, you don't have to tell the world what you are doing either.___

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2015-11-30 02:28:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

I love this idea!

and kudos to all the young people (scouts and non-scouts) who make the world a better place.

and a shout out to +Angie Creasy-Thompson  for sharing this post.

+Jaycen Creasy follow this collection___I love this idea!

and kudos to all the young people (scouts and non-scouts) who make the world a better place.

and a shout out to +Angie Creasy-Thompson  for sharing this post.

2015-11-21 18:23:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Making the World a Better Place

for children with special needs and their families

As the mother of a child with ASD, I found this site to be pretty neat.

Kudos!

http://www.specialbooksbyspecialkids.com/

Making the World a Better Place

for children with special needs and their families

As the mother of a child with ASD, I found this site to be pretty neat.

Kudos!

http://www.specialbooksbyspecialkids.com/___

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2015-11-16 22:53:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

I love a good example of pareidolia...

via +Ciro Villa 

___I love a good example of pareidolia...

via +Ciro Villa 

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2015-10-23 18:55:05 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Street knocks it out of the park with a series of well-done, moving and informative videos that deal with autism.

As the mother of a child with autism, I like this one in particular:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5s1QExUSM

Watch these videos and learn more at http://www.sesamestreet.org.

Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Street knocks it out of the park with a series of well-done, moving and informative videos that deal with autism.

As the mother of a child with autism, I like this one in particular:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5s1QExUSM

Watch these videos and learn more at http://www.sesamestreet.org.___

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2015-09-29 18:04:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Coffee !!!

quite possible the perfect beverage...

via +Carrie Canup 

Rather than killing, its breath-weapon stimulates creative thought.___Coffee !!!

quite possible the perfect beverage...

via +Carrie Canup 

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2015-09-24 19:44:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Say it With Certitude

These are interesting additions to the usual punctuation we use.  I, however, am more likely to use the sarcmark or the doubt point.  Alas, I keep running into people who are HUGE fans of certitude.  When I look up their facts, however, I find that they used the wrong punctuation.  Yeah, that doubt point would have been better :-)

A shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for sharing this.

EVERY DAY is Punctuation Day to an editor.

But in keeping with the spirit of things and the need for "national X day" things, here's a Mental Floss bit about punctuation marks. If you've visited my blog, you know I've embraced the interrobang whole-heartedly.

#RealEditorsProofBetter  ___Say it With Certitude

These are interesting additions to the usual punctuation we use.  I, however, am more likely to use the sarcmark or the doubt point.  Alas, I keep running into people who are HUGE fans of certitude.  When I look up their facts, however, I find that they used the wrong punctuation.  Yeah, that doubt point would have been better :-)

A shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for sharing this.

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2015-09-08 18:09:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I know someone who ...

I teach a course in research methods and critical thinking, and I love a good story that is so salient that, even if it is a partial truth or perhaps even a distortion of the facts, it really sticks with you. 

I have a writing assignment in my class that requires students to ask those tough questions, and this is an interesting perspective (as are +Laura Gibbs 's comments)

I'm all for stories, but I find it very sad to think about stories which are intended just to "improve your brand narrative." Are we all just actors in a branded narrative? Apparently so. I guess I should tattoo an OU on my forehead, with the registered trademark sign included of course: OU®. It's OUr brand.___I know someone who ...

I teach a course in research methods and critical thinking, and I love a good story that is so salient that, even if it is a partial truth or perhaps even a distortion of the facts, it really sticks with you. 

I have a writing assignment in my class that requires students to ask those tough questions, and this is an interesting perspective (as are +Laura Gibbs 's comments)

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2015-09-02 20:42:37 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

A bit of clever and creative awesomeness:

http://xkcd.com/1572/

A bit of clever and creative awesomeness:

http://xkcd.com/1572/___

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2015-08-27 18:33:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Bow Ties are Cool

Feeling geeky today?  ___Bow Ties are Cool

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2015-08-24 21:44:04 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Back to School Prep

Though many schools, universities, and colleges are already in full swing, some still wait until after Labor Day to begin.  I teach summer school and am always looking for opportunities to create new, interesting ways to teach the courses I am assigned (which usually involve writing, scientific thinking, stats, research methods and other courses that are important foundational courses)

Today, to prepare for my spring (of 2016) class, I visited Eagle Magic Shop (http://eaglemagicstore.com/) and had a wonderful conversation with the talented Mr.  Larry Kahlow.  If you are looking for someone who loves what he does and takes great pride in the skill and precision required of his trade, you might want to look him up. 

My husband (who is ever so slightly creeped out by magic and magicians, but thinks that conscientious people who do their job wellare ... more »

Back to School Prep

Though many schools, universities, and colleges are already in full swing, some still wait until after Labor Day to begin.  I teach summer school and am always looking for opportunities to create new, interesting ways to teach the courses I am assigned (which usually involve writing, scientific thinking, stats, research methods and other courses that are important foundational courses)

Today, to prepare for my spring (of 2016) class, I visited Eagle Magic Shop (http://eaglemagicstore.com/) and had a wonderful conversation with the talented Mr.  Larry Kahlow.  If you are looking for someone who loves what he does and takes great pride in the skill and precision required of his trade, you might want to look him up. 

My husband (who is ever so slightly creeped out by magic and magicians, but thinks that conscientious people who do their job well are AWESOME) loved talking with Mr. Kahlow, as did I.  I think I am going to suggest that my friend visit this shop with her son. 

Cheers to the talented people who know their trade and take pride and pleasure in their work___

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2015-08-19 13:32:45 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Another for my correlation = causation lecture :-)

thanks to +Sandy B  :-)

Correlation is not causation..... but here is a funny look at it...___Another for my correlation = causation lecture :-)

thanks to +Sandy B  :-)

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2015-08-18 21:25:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

This is really neat-looking ceramics (yes, ceramics!)

___This is really neat-looking ceramics (yes, ceramics!)

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2015-08-18 15:48:06 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

für die Leute, die Deutsche verstehen

I fondly remember learning this word from my politically-minded high school German teacher.

with a shout out to +Bearman Cartoons  for the vocab lesson/ artwork

Today's word to help you better understand German is RATHAUS

http://beartoons.com/2015/08/17/understanding-german-rathaus/___für die Leute, die Deutsche verstehen

I fondly remember learning this word from my politically-minded high school German teacher.

with a shout out to +Bearman Cartoons  for the vocab lesson/ artwork

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2015-08-07 21:41:13 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Friday Funny

And, to be fair, we don't REALLY know Doc Brown's background...

Friday Funny

And, to be fair, we don't REALLY know Doc Brown's background...___

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2015-08-06 20:58:07 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

some words of wisdom regarding treating other people with respect

via +Kimberly Chapman ,

___some words of wisdom regarding treating other people with respect

via +Kimberly Chapman ,

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2015-08-05 18:11:13 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

What Does it Take to Change Someone's Mind ?

Knowing is half the battle.

Cool findings from +John Hummel  and his colleagues at uiuc.   Researchers at the University of Illinois-UC explored the effects of an intervention on participants' strongly-held beliefs. 

I hope these effects are long-lasting because I just love it people can use high-quality information to change erroneously held beliefs about topics.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/uoia-sic072915.php

What Does it Take to Change Someone's Mind ?

Knowing is half the battle.

Cool findings from +John Hummel  and his colleagues at uiuc.   Researchers at the University of Illinois-UC explored the effects of an intervention on participants' strongly-held beliefs. 

I hope these effects are long-lasting because I just love it people can use high-quality information to change erroneously held beliefs about topics.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/uoia-sic072915.php___

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2015-07-29 19:59:35 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Summer Fun

(nerd version) with a shout out to +Joanne Manaster  for sharing

So much goodness! !!___Summer Fun

(nerd version) with a shout out to +Joanne Manaster  for sharing

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2015-07-29 00:35:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

This is a neat story about dogs helping kids:
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/best-friends-bash-2015

This is a neat story about dogs helping kids:
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/press-releases/article/best-friends-bash-2015___

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2015-07-09 20:19:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Enjoy the Effort and the Challenges

they are also the rewards

I wish I could share this with every single student who ever was and will Be

So my morning routine now starts off with making the #growthmindset  meme for the day, and the easiest way to do that is by going to Twitter, looking at the growthmindset hashtag stream (which, except for some stupid business spam, is a very nice stream!) until I find a quote or something I want to use to make the meme. If I don't find a quote quickly, I just grab a quote I already have on file just in case. Then I make the meme, post at blog, share back at Twitter, pin to Pinterest, and upload to Flickr. It takes about 10 minutes or so, and it is such a nice way to spend my coffee time! I don't always remember to come back around and post at Google+ but here's the one for today. I probably won't be able to keep that routine up every morning when school starts, but I should have accumulated enough growth mindset stuff by the time school starts to do a growth mindset thing in my announcements every single day. That's the goal! 
http://growthmindsetmemes.blogspot.com/2015/07/english-enjoy-effort-and-keep-on.html ... #OpenTeachingOU  ___Enjoy the Effort and the Challenges

they are also the rewards

I wish I could share this with every single student who ever was and will Be

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2015-07-07 00:31:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Storing for later (in the hopes of making this for National Ice Cream Day)

A cute, fun, easy cupcake presentation idea: http://www.mycakeschool.com/blog/ice-cream-cone-cupcakes/

With the caveat that you should not cut the cone towards your hand as shown in the video because stabbing is owie.

And of course if serving to small children, skip the curled floral wire part.  You can make an easy, edible stem with a vermicelli noodle instead, painted with food colouring to match the cherry.___Storing for later (in the hopes of making this for National Ice Cream Day)

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2015-07-03 00:43:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

this is cool, but I do worry that the monster under the bed bites...

Kick Insomnia
I'll have to remember this trick when I travel. I get insomnia when I travel. I found this via Shankar Vedantam on Twitter. I always enjoy his tidbits on +NPR. Check out the video to learn how your arteriovenous anastomoses could help you sleep.
#ScienceEveryday  ___this is cool, but I do worry that the monster under the bed bites...

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2015-06-25 20:42:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

For Scifi (dr. Who) fans who have kids who love minions:

http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/minions_doctor_who_tardis_back_in_time-2015-06

For Scifi (dr. Who) fans who have kids who love minions:

http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/minions_doctor_who_tardis_back_in_time-2015-06___

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2015-06-22 19:20:45 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Every wonder about those plastic flamingos that are often found in someone's yard? 

They were created by an artist named Don Featherstone, and he received an Ig Nobel Prize (in art) for his work. 

He recently passed away, but you can read more about him and his creativity here:
http://www.improbable.com/2015/06/22/sad-news-don-featherstone-creator-of-the-plastic-pink-flamingo-died-today/

Every wonder about those plastic flamingos that are often found in someone's yard? 

They were created by an artist named Don Featherstone, and he received an Ig Nobel Prize (in art) for his work. 

He recently passed away, but you can read more about him and his creativity here:
http://www.improbable.com/2015/06/22/sad-news-don-featherstone-creator-of-the-plastic-pink-flamingo-died-today/___

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2015-06-13 21:40:36 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Measurement Matters

with a shout out to +Dena Ricketts  for the post!

gigglesnort___Measurement Matters

with a shout out to +Dena Ricketts  for the post!

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2015-06-12 23:33:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

THIS may be why I have a crush on Mark Ruffalo. 

Talent and a sense of humor -- always sexy!  Good for him for the work he does.

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/d22gs4/mark-ruffalo

THIS may be why I have a crush on Mark Ruffalo. 

Talent and a sense of humor -- always sexy!  Good for him for the work he does.

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/d22gs4/mark-ruffalo___

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2015-06-11 20:23:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Juggling Some Crafty Summer Ideas

This is a bit of a TBT for me since many many years ago I learned to juggle with juggling balls made from a design that was quite similar to those in the video. 

I worked as a counselor in a day camp while I was going to school, and one of the week-long programs was juggling.  I was assigned to the group because juggling is challenging and you don't really learn how to do it well in a single day (it takes lots and lots of practice!) , so the director of the camp liked that I had a "we're all in this together and should just keep trying" kind of attitude that prevented the young campers from getting too frustrated. 

And speaking of throw back Thursday: the kids who were in that camp have probably long since graduated from college by now. Sigh

a shout out to +Kimberly Chapman  for sharing this andbringing... more »

I think Peo will probably want to make some of these...the trick is that Robin will want them and will bite them, so we can't let her have them.  Hrm.  Maybe this is a next-year project...___Juggling Some Crafty Summer Ideas

This is a bit of a TBT for me since many many years ago I learned to juggle with juggling balls made from a design that was quite similar to those in the video. 

I worked as a counselor in a day camp while I was going to school, and one of the week-long programs was juggling.  I was assigned to the group because juggling is challenging and you don't really learn how to do it well in a single day (it takes lots and lots of practice!) , so the director of the camp liked that I had a "we're all in this together and should just keep trying" kind of attitude that prevented the young campers from getting too frustrated. 

And speaking of throw back Thursday: the kids who were in that camp have probably long since graduated from college by now. Sigh

a shout out to +Kimberly Chapman  for sharing this and bringing back that memory from so long ago! 

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