Our state library culls its books from time to time. I rarely do. One of us is wrong! But in their culls I get to find some poor abandoned books to bring home and care for. Life counts is one of those.Old now (2000) but in its 280-odd pages it contains some superb infograms (we'd call them now),…See More
I don't know if there's a word for it - it's a kind of reverse onamatopoeia. I'm just reading Quiet - and I noticed that the U.S. cover is far noisier than the U K one. Anyone noticed any similar matches?See More
Tell about your involvement in education, and your ideals for collegial sharing
I'm a teacher and a learner. Scratch me, and I want to communicate and help people understand something. I want to be able to do it better - so I'm keen to see what other practitioners have to share - and share what I can. My loves are science - especially physics, mathematics, ethics and epistemology, religion, theology and the relations between science and religion. I've been teaching and preaching and studying and reflecting for some 35+ years. I like the idea of collegial sharing, ideas and case studies of successful teaching escapades - but as an individualist, I'm not keen on being part of a team teaching situation ( I'll share pedagogy, but not 'on the ground' practice!)
I'm a country boy from northern Victoria, Australia - currently teaching at a secondary Catholic College in Tasmania - in a mixture of subjects; Mathematics, Religion and Computer Studies. One wife, three children. Love British comedy, music of most kinds, reading, quietness. Conversation at times. (I mentally respond to the question "How would you like your hair cut?" with "Silently"). Enneagram type 5 - (a knowledge gatherer who has to be prodded to share what I know up to now - after all, there may be new stuff I'm not aware of and I want to be accurate!)
I don't keep a website - but I'm working on a GoogleLibrary, link below
Wow! This is wonderful! First time I've had conversation with others online. Very exciting. I'm really drawn to Skip Zilla's interest in rhetoric. I harp about noticing rhetorical devices when we look at primary documents and love linguistics and the use of words in general. Media literacy is so important these days, so rhetoric deserves a front and center place in the educational discussion.
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