For today’s NaBloPoMo post, I am actually drawing inspiration from the way that my day went. (If you missed Day 1 and 2 for NaBloPoMo you can click here and here.) I guess part of it could have been the fact that this morning, as I drove to school, it was really foggy out and I managed to hit almost every red light on my way…not exactly the best start to a day…but I don’t think that would really be fair or accurate for the perspective that I came away with. Continue reading
Welcome to NaBloPoMo Day 2!
In my World Lit classes, my students are writing their “This I Believe” essays. This is a great assignmnet to get my serniors to think about the things that they feel strongly about. I tell them that they can choose anything that they have a belief in…even if that means they believe cookie dough is the cure to all happiness. Continue reading
WATERSHEDS OF WORLD HISTORY is the story of the amazing path taken by the human race from monarchies to democracy and from mythology to reason. This is a kaleidoscope of human events to be enjoyed by everyone but especially by those who have little or no background in the world history and would like to appreciate and understand how the fragments of major events form a unified whole.
(Story synopsis from book cover.)
In February I was contacted by the author, John L. Taylor to write an honest review of his book, Watersheds of World History: From Monarchies to Democracy and From Myth to Reason. This was the first time that I was contacted directly by an author to write a review of a book for them, so I wanted to make sure that I did my very best in writing an honest review, looking at all aspects of the book. Being a high school teacher, I especially wanted to focus on how Watersheds of World History could work in the hands of students and how it could function as a resource in the classroom. Continue reading
This school year may not even be over yet, but in many ways I’m already looking forward to the start of next school year. One of the reasons that I am already excited about next year is Continue reading
In my World Literature classes, my students are currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I find this book to be amazing and I believe that there is something to be learned by everyone who reads it. There are also so many great quotes that can be found scattered throughout the novel. In fact, my students also have an extra credit opportunity where they can submit a quote that stood out to them as they read. For me there are many lines that stand out and I wanted to share one today:
But most important, he was able every day to live out his dream…It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist