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Cooking

I think that cooking is a really neat way to engage higher order thinking.  It is a lot like classroom learning, where cooking a meal is a particular problem, and students must use background knowledge and creative thinking to come … Continue reading

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The Triple Agent

I just started listening to a digital recording of The Triple Agent, which is a book about a Jordanian man who killed seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan in 2009.  This man was an agent for the … Continue reading

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APC in action

This weekend both of my brothers came back to Vermont.  One lives in San Francisco and the other lives in Germany so it’s been great to see them.  The brother who lives in Germany actually owns and runs an energy … Continue reading

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Applying Plus, Minus, Interesting

I like this strategy. I like it because it goes beyond the pros/cons list that I tend to make very quickly in my head while making a decision.  This way of thinking adds complexity to any choice by creating an … Continue reading

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Creative Writing

So my boyfriend and I are moving to a new city.  I’m doing a flip off some cliffs just outside of the city in the photo above. It’s hardly a city, but compared to where we live in Vermont, it … Continue reading

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Sudoku

Wow… I did my first Sudoku puzzle on the airplane yesterday (see photo below).  This was an interesting test of my creative and critical problem solving capacity, and my ability to learn from my mistakes. I took notes on my … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences

When I was in elementary school my class was shown a drawing on an easel that looked like the above representation of multiple intelligences.  I remember this vividly.  While we had the same teacher for “core” subjects throughout the day, … Continue reading

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