Saturday, May 29, 2010

Eating to Starve Cancer

William Li presentation at TED Feb. 2010: Can we eat to starve cancer?
William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sir Ken and A Revolution in Education

Sir Ken (Robinson) Again - Speaking in Long Beach California in February 2010 at a TED conference. Education Listen Up!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Quiet Sunday Morning

Technology is essential in our fast pace world of today. It allows us to explore, to learn, to share, to complete tasks, to keep us touch with friends and family. Also essential for all of us is a good quiet morning with nature and the out of doors. It can be as simple as a Sunday morning on the patio. May you have a great relaxing day soon.

Patio and Flowers on PhotoPeach

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sir Ken In Nanaimo

Sharing a small part of an article from Chris Wejr's blog, The Wejr Board. This blog is titled "Summary: Sir Ken Robinson in Nanaimo". Chris is a principal at Kent Elementary School in Agassiz, B.C. Canada. You know how I love Sir Ken's comments on education!
“We often punish people by taking away the things they enjoy doing.”
“Human life is not linear but our education systems are; human life is inherently creative.”
“We are in a state of cultural evolution.”
Flowers came to life in Death Valley following the extremely rare rainfall in 2005.
“Analogy of gardening: Gardeners do not grow plants – plants grow themselves. Gardeners provide the optimal environment for plants to flourish (sunlight/shade, water, heat, etc). One environment can cause one type of plant to flourish while another to die or become dormant. In Death Valley in 2005, it rained 7 inches. In an environment that was supposedly ‘dead’ of plant life, under the right conditions, a beautiful layer of flowers formed. Under the right environment, people flourish.”
“Education must be personalized, not standardized.”

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Celebration of Student Learning

Just discovered LiveBinders. Yes, I know I'm a little on the slow side. Sooo much to discover on the net. Always searching, Always learning, Always sharing