Explaining to Justify

explaining  present participle of ex·plain (Verb) Verb Make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas. Account for (an action or event) by giving a reason as excuse or justification. I am pretty good with words.  I use words to convey ideas.  I use words to […]

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My Mind is Full

I went to TEDxSanDiego today.  It’s the third one that they’ve had, and I have been blessed to be at all of them.  It was a great time hearing so many wonderful speakers.  It was great to meet amazing people, and hear about their failures. My mind is full.  We weren’t allowed to have our […]

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Emotion Words

I am needing to learn more emotion words.  I don’t even know how to describe it.  I got the normal and natural words that we think of when I think about emotions.  Sometimes though, you feel an emotion and the normal, natural words just don’t do it justice.  If you’re like me, you might just […]

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Think About Learning

I love listening to professors.  I’m a professor.  I don’t mind if people listen to me or not, but I love to listen to professors.  More than that – I love to learn.  I love learning what professors have learned and studied. I was listening to a professor share his ideas.  I wrote about him […]

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Listening to a Hashtag

So I don’t normally take a look at the “explore” feature on Twitter.  Seriously, who has time?  I mean, I can barely keep up with the amount of followers that I have – and I like to at least have tweet conversations with them.  Those with thousands upon thousands aren’t really having much conversation. I […]

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Paideia

noun [mass noun] (in ancient Greece) a system of broad cultural education. formal the culture of a society. paideia (Greek: “education,” or “learning”),  system of education and training in classical Greek and Hellenistic  (Greco-Roman) cultures that included such subjects as: gymnastics, grammar, rhetoric, music, mathematics, geography, natural history, and philosophy. In the early Christian era the Greek paideia, called humanitas in Latin, served as a model for Christian institutions of higher learning, such as the Christian school of Alexandria in Egypt, which offered theology as the culminating science of their curricula. The term was combined with enkyklios (“complete system, ” or “circle”) to identify a large compendium of general education, hence “encyclopaedia.”  (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paideia) I so want this.  Well, I want this except for the gymnastics part.  I’m hoping that my yoga practice can […]

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I Learn Best

……when I teach. You teachers know what I am talking about.  If you have never taught before, you will realize that the best way to learn is to teach.  I’m not saying anything new.  There have been many people out there that have written about this, and I absolutely love this about teaching. Last night […]

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