Pastor Grizzard of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina plans to burn versions of the bible, music and other objects that are not in alignment with his church’s belief system. One of the definitions of hubris is pride of presumption. Here are the exact words copied from a cached version of the website:
Forty percent of teachers in the U.S. are "disheartened," or so says a new study by the nonpartisan nonprofit Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates. Among the remainder, the study says, 37 percent are "contented," while 23 percent are "idealists."...more
As seasoned entrepreneurs, we realize that without a positive professional reputation we aren’t going to get very far. For any new entrepreneur, establishing an excellent reputation is not something that is achieved overnight. It is the product of consistently good behavior, over time, and it is earned. Whether you realize it or not, you started to lay the groundwork for your professional reputation the day you began your very first job. You began to build that reputation through your actions. A good reputation is important no matter what kind of business you have or are working toward....more
Teachers have always had students who, for whatever reason, have difficulty participating fully in class. In the past, these students were dismissed as "problem children" or declared unable to learn. Today, however, teachers are increasingly using a set of principles termed the universal design for learning (UDL) to reach all their students....more
It is National Information Literacy Awareness Month 2009. I belong to a listserv of that is concerned about libraries and information literacy. Let me tell you, they were doing the virtual happy dance that information literacy was being acknowledge. Sure there is not a bunch of pink ribbons for information literacy like there are for Breast Cancer Awareness but it is a start. Symbolically, we could all donate a dollar secretly to a library in a random act of kindness.
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