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  •  and perhaps few will read this today (7+ / 0-)

    which is fine

    I got some warm responses about it at Ravitch's blog, I had not posted here yesterday nor day, and thought it was worth sharing for whomever might thereby encounter it.

    TOday is a quiet today, somewhat warm for this time of the  year, without too much pressing on my time.

    On Monday afternoon I will teach a sample lesson that is supposed to have something to do with the Roman Empire.  The students will have just finished Julius Caesar.  They are students I would be teaching next year in that very small teacher-owned and run school.  The person who is their current teacher is one of the founders of the school.  With my psoriasis i am supposed to minimize stress. So I have decided to be myself, and try to engage the students in some dialog about why we study Rome, and in the process share some information about which they may not have thought, and try to connect it to America, for example

    PAX Romana
    PAX Americana

    Who knows how it will go?  Quite often when I am teaching it is like jumping off a building without either a net or a parachute, trusting that the students will engage with me sufficiently that I do not totally crash.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:31:38 PM PDT

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