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(From the archives – 26 June 2013)

Some thirty-five years ago, a particularly brilliant Czechoslovakian dissident named Vaclav Havel wrote an essay entitled, “Power of the Powerless”. 1,140 more words

Ex Tempore

Friday, August 29, 2014

Objective: Students will be able to identify ways to emulate mentor texts in their own writing.

  1. Catch/Guided Practice: The Dry Sea.
    1. Partner up.
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Lesson Plan

Two months later....

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau…

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El Camino

The spectator living inside your head (Walden 93)

“With thinking we may be beside ourselves in a sane sense. By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent. 272 more words


Book Review: Walking by Henry David Thoreau

When I’m lost in the mire of work and life, I like to escape from my desk and responsibilities for a walk amid the woods or down an empty country gravel lane. 332 more words


The Only Two Numbers That Matter

Everyone in business has heard talk about “big data.” There is no question that we know more about our customers, their buying patterns, their media usage – heck, just about anything – than ever before. 396 more words

Business Thinking