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A Student’s Question…

As a teacher in an alternative school, you never know when a student will be the only one in the classroom during a period for one reason or another. This has been an unusual year in that we’ve had very few students sent to us from the regular high schools. I have a contemporary issues class and It went from six students in August down to currently two. One was absent today and the one present departs on Friday to return to his regular high school. I asked him to look up some articles on the internet and we would talk about them. So for the first twenty or so minutes we’re both looking up articles and talking about them and just kind of finding some pretty cool news articles and such. Continue reading →

Thought for the Day – June 4th


“αἱ περιστάσεις εἰσὶν αἱ τοὺς ἄνδρας δεικνύουσαι.”
Epictetus. Discourses, Book I, ch. 24.
SEE (English): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0237%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
SEE (Greek): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0235%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus
WEB PRESENCE: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epictetus/

Thought for the Day – May 23rd


Peale, Norman. Enthusiasm Makes the Difference. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. p. 58
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=RUwY6qISgDwC&pg
WEB PRESENCE: http://normanvincentpeale.wwwhubs.com/
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale