Wednesday, July 24, 2013

204_2013_drawing_july23

204_2013_drawing_july23 by teach.eagle
204_2013_drawing_july23, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

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From son to Mom

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203_2013_something_cool_july22

Strawberry Lemonade by Stacy

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202_2013_relax_july21

202_2013_relax_july21 by teach.eagle
202_2013_relax_july21, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

202_2013_relax_july21

Relax and grow old, gracefully.
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201_2013_inspiration_july20

201_2013_inspiration_july20
Food and Quote

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200_2013_fun_july19

200_2013_fun_july19 by teach.eagle
200_2013_fun_july19, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

So fun together.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

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A t-shirt, like watercolor, in blues.

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198_2013_hotJuly17

198_2013_hotJuly17 by teach.eagle
198_2013_hotJuly17, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

A hot July day with the sun set behind the rock hill behind us, yet in front the orange rays glisten through the dragon's breath.

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Six Word Teaching Philosophy

connectkindly by teach.eagle
connectkindly, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
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quote
connectkindly

Six Word Teaching Philosophy
Well, one of them.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Legacy: Learning from Cousin Camp

In my Fellowship of the Open Spokes, our task was to share what we hoped to teach before we die -- what do we hope others will learn from our lives?

So many things....

I hope....





Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness... Flickr #edugood ...

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197_2013_silhouette_july16

Kind Eyes even in silhouette

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"What are we doing stuffing facts into people and forgetting that they are human beings?"

Leo F. Buscaglia

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Transportation for grandchildren for 18 years.

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194_2013_portrait_of_a_friend_july13

194_2013_portrait_of_a_friend_july13

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A friend: Denise

193_2013_close_up_july12

193_2013_close_up_july12 by teach.eagle
193_2013_close_up_july12, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

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#edugood
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Kind Eyes

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192_2013_embrace_your_geekiness_july11
#edugood
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It all fits!

191_2013_unique_july10

191_2013_unique_july10 by teach.eagle
191_2013_unique_july10, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

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At Jake's
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

live_eliot

live_eliot by teach.eagle
live_eliot, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Live to make the world less difficult for each other. George Eliot

Created on iPhone with @Visual_Poetry

poster
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190_2013_really_big_number_july9







Egypt. That is a really big number. Imagine.




www.haikudeck.com/p/KlV4yJVAc6

For the latest news:
blogs.aljazeera.com/liveblog/topic/egypt-21121

Photo via Haiku Deck from Creative Commons 2.0 Flickr by Davidlohr Bueso Dave_B_
luxor mosque at www.flickr.com/photos/daverugby83/4435995234/

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

189_2013_kitchen_july8

189_2013_kitchen_july8 by teach.eagle
189_2013_kitchen_july8, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

My kitchen as I put the house to sleep.

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#edugood
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188_2013_play_july7

188_2013_play_july7 by teach.eagle
188_2013_play_july7, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

The wind plays through the bunch grass, sending messages for the dog to decipher.

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187_2013_sweet_july6

187_2013_sweet_july6 by teach.eagle
187_2013_sweet_july6, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

187_2013_sweet_july6

#edugood
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186_2013_unhealthy_july5

186_2013_unhealthy_july5 by teach.eagle
186_2013_unhealthy_july5, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

The dark force, whirlpools of currents, form a beckoning smile into its abyss; an unhealthy place to play.

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185_2013_celebrate_july4

185_2013_celebrate_july4 by teach.eagle
185_2013_celebrate_july4, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

The neighbor girl made this for us on the Fourth of July!

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184_2913_reflection_july3

184_2913_reflection_july3 by teach.eagle
184_2913_reflection_july3, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

John_Dewey_edu_living_sre

John_Dewey_edu_living_sre by teach.eagle
John_Dewey_edu_living_sre, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

"I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living." John Dewey

infed.org/mobi/john-dewey-my-pedagogical-creed/

OpenSpokes
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RcDPwyB2_8

Created on iPhone App Visual Poetry


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#openspokes

Friday, July 5, 2013

#clmooc Bio Map for Sheri


Bismarck is the place to be
to grow up slowly, learning free

A neighborhood of noisy kids
Exploring bugs, mud pies, and twigs,

Fireflies, choke cherries, bamboo poles,
Barefoot on beaches, digging holes;

In a treehouse, there we'd hide
Sharing stories; always outside.

Imagine worlds and make them real
Creating skits and games; kids' appeal.

What then would you want to be?
A teacher was the wish for me.


Now a teen in sixties rush
Bell-bottoms, Beatles, Teen Club stuff,

Sixteen cents a gallon for gasoline
Same for burgers; they're now a dream.

Summers filled with sandbar fun
Dance, Cruise, barefoot in the sun

Laugh In, Get Smart, Star Trek views
Kennedy, Viet Nam, MLK news;

Protests: peace and civil rights
Live and let live: talk, not fights.

What's my dream for the future?
Still I want to be a teacher.

College now for liberal arts
Moved away; marriage starts.

Whirls of life now begin:
Family, two boys, business wins.

Spokane living; hometown feel
Cub scouts, den mom make teaching real.

But then divorce and what to do?
Be a teacher: go back to school!

Learn in projects; construct my schema
Social learning, constructivism.

Draw out learning; respect the learner;
I'm a teacher, my classroom's lead learner.

That's my past; my present in quick review
Twenty-seven years teaching, each year new.

What will I be in years soon coming?
Always teaching, Always learning.

"Live learning" is what I say
My future? Learn every day.

Grandkids, Husband, life is good;
Plan and replanned; we made it good;

"Boldly go," says the Star Trek captain:
Step ahead, I say, even with trepidation. 

I've learned to do so with a kind heart;
Because peace inside is a start.

I live: "Go boldly; Scatter Seeds of Kindness"
Acceptance, Beneficence, and Compassion.

This, my map, is just a beginning.
One of many, connected for learning. 



Photos to accompany poem in myHistro Map:





Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness... Flickr #edugood ... Friday Posts after August, 2011 are often a part of #TFotoFriPosts from June through August, 2011 are part of the #JJAProject Group on Flickr:#JJAProject

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

183_2013_reminder_july2

183_2013_reminder_july2 by teach.eagle
183_2013_reminder_july2, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

In the river running
beneath the surface swimming
are dragons forever living
see the tail snapping
leaving a whirlpool swirling?

The grandkids with grampa and gramma parked their lawn chairs above the river to point out the dragons as they passed by hidden below the surface; only the whirlpools indicated their presence as their tails navigated them through the current. Smaller dragons created smaller whirlpools. It was always fun to discover a mother/child side by side, or perhaps a father training a young one, their swirling creating several twirling pools in groups.

Can you see them?

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182_2013_laughter_july1

182_2013_laughter_july1 by teach.eagle
182_2013_laughter_july1, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

I needed a quick fix to keep the string away from the lightbulb so the light could stay on for the grandkinds. We still laugh about this "make."

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#clmooc

This was my "make" of a toy. I created a game by making a die from the back page of each book shown. Notice that one of the sides has a sliding paper of the seasons in order. I wrote about it here:
whatelse.edublogs.org/2013/07/01/clmooc-toyhack-being-you...

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180_2013_something_special_june29

Our neighbor's nine-year-old daughter created this lovely ice bowl with the help of another neighbor who is teaching her how to cook with lessons each week. Fun, huh? We have a great neighborhood.


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179_2013_home_June28

179_2013_home_June28 by teach.eagle
179_2013_home_June28, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.


#edugood
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A book from my friend, Denise

176_2013_view_june25

176_2013_view_june25 by teach.eagle
176_2013_view_june25, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.


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175_2013_something_local_june24


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174_2013_travel_june23

174_2013_travel_june23 by teach.eagle
174_2013_travel_june23, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

174_2013_travel_june23

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