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Collaboration: More Than Herding Sheep

April 24, 2012


“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” -Proverb The ability to collaborate well is, in my opinion, one of the most important skills to possess. Knowing how to work together to achieve a common goal will serve anybody well in school, jobs, and life in general.  Many great discoveries have been made […]

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

January 10, 2012


I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. -Lily Tomlin I feel like I’m using this blog as an excuse to complain, but I hope you don’t mind if I tell you how I feel about homework. This weekend I spent about five hours cobbling together a […]

The English Reformation: Creativity, Coups, and Compromise

November 17, 2011


The Protestant Reformation brought about sweeping religious changes in sixteenth-century Europe, altering the state of the Church and many governments. While specific groups who opposed Catholic corruption initiated the religious reform, most of the fledgling religions’ success depended on their secular leaders’ power (Hillerbrand, 2011). Within the past century, secular leaders in Western Europe had […]

One Step at a Time

November 2, 2011


For those who aren’t in our Age of Exploration class, we are currently undertaking our second project, an exploration of Reformation controversies in 16th-century Europe. We are not simply jotting down chronologies and important figures – we are choosing one of the recommended topic within the Reformation, such as Lutheranism or Judaism, and we then […]

A Love Lost and Found

October 27, 2011


The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. –     Albert Einstein I have always loved learning. I have no idea why – maybe it’s genetic, or my childhood experiences, but regardless, my world is based on the knowledge I have, and what wisdom I hope to gain. Starting in kindergarten, I devoured […]