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#Students – Always Pushing, Pushing

7 Mar
👸Me: Only one rule – You MUST use nasdaq.com or marketwatch.com so you can become familiar with international finance tools. It’s important to know how the rest of the world works! 💰📈📊💹🌐
👧Student: Can I use this random Chinese company I found on a different website. It’s really easy for me to find cause it’s all Chinese.
👸Me: Is it on nasdaq or marketwatch?
👧Student: . . . . No.
👸Me: . . . . . . . . . .😒🙄
👧Student: Never mind Teacher! I Know.
👸Me: 😅🤣😋🙃
Students – They’re always pushing, pushing.

#Quotes ~ Never Stop Re-Thinking the Answer

5 Mar

“Once you’ve decided that something’s absolutely true, you’ve closed your mind on it, and a closed mind doesn’t go anywhere. Question everything. That’s what education’s all about.”

*David Eddings


Writing Hiragana – い

26 Nov

“I” OR “い” SAYS “EE”

The first stroke looks a little like a fish hook (but not quite written that way). Make a slightly curved vertical line down, then (without picking up your pen) give it a small up-stroke. These characters were originally written with a brush, and this was just a small pull upwards that gave it flair. It shouldn’t be too deliberate – more a fast pull than anything.


Second, on the right – make a vertical line downwards slightly curved to the left.




  • しかい (Shikai) = Dentist
  • せんせい (Sensei) = Teacher
  • い (i) = Stomach

What I Tell My Ethics Students

8 Feb

“It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.”

~ Patrick Rothfuss


Horrible Histories: Making History fun!

25 Jan

LOL! I admit that as a historian, I tend to enjoy things that most find incredibly boring. I actually like reading biographies and books talking about the life of Marie Antoinette, Mata Hari, Nero, and other famous figures. But, I realize that many in the world do not share my great love.

So, in honor of both the historian and the non-historian, I would like to recommend BBC’s Horrible Histories (posted on Youtube by gazza6359). These films are short (5 minutes), hilarious, and present history is a theater-esque fashion. Sometimes slightly crude, but always good for a laugh, these videos teach history from a new standpoint–no more long-winded books! Just funny movies set in olden days talking about the mysteries of history. Give them a try!

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