1. @belwood303

    Nothing like a New Hair Cut

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    I think I am honestly just trying to figure out how to live my best life. And I want to believe that setting intentions and monitoring goals will help, the books I keep reading at least make it seem like that’s possible.

    We went a a short trip to Wyoming…
  2. @belwood303

    Kaleidoscope of a Journal

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    As I think about my role as a teacher I wonder what the point of learning to write… The main reason I can think of is that it helps us express ourselves. Writing is the output of the self, where reading is the input of other. So how do you…
  3. @belwood303

    It’s not been a Month, and I’ve been busy!

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    So, the desire for posting is seated in the knowledge that to be successful in reaching your goals you have to be held accountable. The murky internet realm and anonymity it affords is about where my comfort level is, I’ve shared some things with actual people in my life but …

  4. @belwood303

    I was doing so well…

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    And I did have things ready to post on… the 15th! Okay I guess I only procrastinated two more days after putting things off for -tsk, tsk- six days. Still if the purpose is to collect data, be honest, and put something out there than I’m still doing better than …

  5. @belwood303

    I honestly am trying…

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    To make one video teaching students how to take notes for a piece of informational writing…

    But it has been four days and I have three or four things going right now, and nothing is finished. A week ago I started on this massive project because my team at school…
  6. @belwood303

    Taking some notes, reading some books

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    I’ve talked about following your curiosity and using that to help journal about things. I’m not sure where the list for awesome women musicians came from but I know I have a few books on my To-Read list and I recently read this one by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, …

  7. @belwood303

    Today I shared with the students…

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    So I made this PowerPoint today to share with the students… My student had made a volcano and made a video to share with me, that was inserted in the slide above:

    I shared the video I already posted on this blog a few days ago…

    And I showed them…
  8. @belwood303

    The Catapult Challenge

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    So, I went to the school early today. They finally let us back in the building today so we could bag up student belongs that were left behind before the COVID closure.

    And I did remember to scan the instructions but I FORGOT to open the file and download it …

  9. @belwood303

    Good Job You

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    It’s okay to not be productive right now

    But it is also important to celebrate when you feel like you are accomplishing something, even if it is just steps in the right direction of your goals…

    I am feeling really good about how I worked my way through some …

  10. @belwood303

    Taking a Risk

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    Some of the readings that have inspired me to be a flawed, tepid writer…

    First, we have the work of Brene Brown – Daring Greatly

    Look if you have put yourself out there and failed, this book will make you think you can do it again. When I think about …

  11. @belwood303

    The Catapult Challenge

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    The Video with the Catapult…

    So in my head I have this idea for a video where I put this Catapult together…

    I want to start by talking about how I got this a few years ago when the DMN&S had a daVinci exhibit… which turned out to have only …

  12. @belwood303

    The destinations I want to stand in (a travel wish-list, work in progress)

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    • Victoria Falls, (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.  • Moscow, Russia • https://whenonearth.net/padlocks-trees-love-moscow-russia/ • The church of S. Croce in Florence – the final resting place of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Galileo •…
  13. @belwood303

    Let the Curiosity take you…

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    Three months? Well, not bad comparatively. Feel like I need to go back and explain that the silence didn’t mean I wasn’t working but I don’t want there to be any mistake – I have not been writing like I keep saying I need to.

    *Note, wish that was in …

  14. @belwood303

    Better Later Than Never

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    Realizing it has been two years since I last posted, and longer still since I was forced to keep a blog while finishing my Master’s degree, might make some people feel it would be better to start over from scratch. But I like the name of this blog and I …

  15. @belwood303

    5 months later

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    I’m thinking of a poem I cannot Google…

    I am New Year’s Resolution-ing…

    Revolution…

    ing.

    One assembly I am getting Teacher of the Month, and the next month I’m loosing my cool and taking some unscheduled time off.

    So much gained, so much more to learn.…

  16. @belwood303

    Week 7 Reading Response

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    My second video, better and much faster than the first :)

    Still room for improvement (a bit choppy) ;)

    Getting into the final weeks of this course and what do I want to share in this space I have been creating? I am reminded of a lot of things as …

  17. @belwood303

    Week 6 Reading Response

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    The remarkable thing about experience is that you rarely realize it at the moment what you will carry with you for life. I had no idea when I first saw Fredrick Douglass that he would be a driving force in my education, that his words (which I wouldn’t study or …

  18. @belwood303

    This is not what you think

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    My in-laws have a state of the art, fancy coffee machine that grinds the beans and makes frothy, foamy little espressos. This is not coffee. To me. I’ve got a Mr. Coffee that makes a post of some Fogers type coffee for me every morning. Now, that’s coffee.…

  19. @belwood303

    Fantastic Shadow Art

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     The daily create today was to document your shadow, so if you should ever become seperated you could identify it. (Hey, ask that guy Peter Pan how often that can happen to a fella…)…

  20. @belwood303

    Week 5 Reading Response

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    Communities of Readers, Clusters of Practices by Henry Jenkins

    The Afterword provided by Jenkins speaks very highly of creating an environment in education more in line with the participatory culture students are encountering online. One of the main issues public education is dealing with is the Transmission model of pedagogy …

  21. @belwood303

    Summer Block Buster Hit

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    The Assignment: Take a dramatic closeup of anyone’s face – an actor’s, a friend’s, your own – and superimpose a landscape or scene over the face. Since this is a mashup, get crazy with it. Take two completely unrelated images and put them together, then try to make a story out …

  22. @belwood303

    Still like those Carrots

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    I’m really pleased with getting the shadow of the tree in the background. There are a lot of clever recreations on the website. Ze Frank’s Project. Opening up twenty tabs so I can look more into it later.…

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