Toward the end of last night's Teachers Teaching Teachers (Listen to 1:07:04 to 1:15:27), we talked a bit about sharing student work in a public forum like Youth Voices and about some of the concerns that can arise.
This brought to my mind some of the extraordinary work that Ron Berger of Expeditionary Learning has done around the topic of sharing and critiquing student work.
If you haven't seen the video "Austin's Butterfly" (6 min.), watch it and consider sharing it with others.
The Doomsday Book is chock full of different themes. From coming of age to the dangers of ignorance, this book deals with the lives of people in modern day society as well as the Middle Ages. Connie Willis sometimes goes too into detail.
After reading some sections of this book, I felt thoroughly confused, wondering what she was trying to say. All 578 pages of this book only covers 1-2 weeks in real time. The plot is really simple once you cut through the filler details.
The song of the nightingale was a play about a mythical bird in China who brings peace and joy to anyone who hears her beautiful song. I, who doesn't like getting out the house much, thought the play was absolutely magnificent. The characters where hilarious, the situations and drama scenes where well played out, and the singing was awesome. One of my favorite scenes that i thought was hilarious was when the emperor was on his deathbed and was visited by Death.
Edgar Degas’ painting, “La Classe de Danse” was made in Paris, in 1872. It was commissioned by Jean Baptiste-Faure, and finally finished in 1874. Its setting was a rehearsal room in an old Paris opera house. This painting was one of the very few commissions that Degas ever accepted.
Late 2012 brought us Muse fans a new album to drool over. The release of their sixth studio album “The 2nd Law”.The 2nd Law was meant to be sporadic and not really make sense as the band is trying to diversify their already diverse sound dipping into many different genres to do so.