Thoughts, observations, comments, and concerns regarding our readings and classroom discussions.
posted by Karl Fisch @ 4:03 PM
I love podcasts! This was an interesting project!
Um, Smith? My podcast isn't up to listen to. I was wondering if I should put it in the drop box again, maybe you didn't get it. I don't know. On a better note, I loved this project. It was one of the first in a while where I could say exactly what I wanted to, which was great. I just listened to everyone's podcasts, and you guys did an amazing job!
wow! Amazing job everybody!!!kenna- you rock!!! you're essay rings true totally to you!daniel-aWeSoMe! again, totally you. you crack me up! great jobmadison- adorable. I totally hear what you're saying. good writing!hannah- I HOPE U GET PICKED. Your essay really touched me. thanks for sharing that treasure with us!ben- so...when are you running for president? :)EVERYONE ELSE- sorry if I didn't get a chance to listen to yours, I'm sure they were absolutely amazing. You guys are my favorite, keep up the smiles!!!
p.s.emily- wow. you're such an amazing person! Thanks for being so genuine with us!maddi- yours was fantasic! I can totally relate, thanks for sharingahhh you guys rock my world!!!
Everyone did an amazing job. Fantastic.Marial: I dont know. I'll get back to you on that.Hahaha no one has commented on period 2. We are so much better than them.
This comment is for Emily L - Wow. Thank you for sharing your story of MAT. I so appreciate your openness, and more than anything I appreciate your boldness for the Lord. I am a teacher now but I have been a missionary to South America and a paramedic, so I am familiar with your situation. Never stop believing that HE is in control, and never stop glorifying HIM. John Piper says that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him". He also says that worship is the absolute submission of my will to His perfect will. I say all that to encourage you through the tough times of "surgeries, appointments, etc" as you so eloquently spoke. Thank you for a wonderful essay.Chris Craftwww.thinkingaboutteaching.comwww.class326.com - my students' site
Ayla~ WOW. your story was incredible!!! You have been such an encouragement to me this year, and I admire your strong, fierce determination to not let anything hold you back. This was completely you and really touched me. Thanks :)
I think these podcasts were a good experience for everybody...I know for me, the hardest part of this project was recording the audio portion of it. Even though I wasnt talking to anyone in person, the thought of people listening and analyzing my words I was speaking, sort of made me nervous in a way. Therefore, I had to re-record, a lot! But, after everything, I think it was a good project and I think that everyone definitely learned a lot from our own essays, as well as everyone elses.
I agree with the other commenters. WOW! I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with each and every one of these podcast. I feel as if I’ve just had the pleasure of meeting each of you and I am a better the person for the opportunity. I can’t comment on all, but I did listen and enjoy each of them.At the risk of offending anyone whose names I don’t mention, I’d like to say to Erin – I’m right with you. Just before my mother passed away a few years ago she said to me that she was sorry for being such a poor mother. After all, she said, she couldn’t afford to get us lots of stuff as we were growing up. What a shock that was to hear. I said, “How can you say that? You raised three very good kids with strong sense of morals and ethics. To us, that’s the greatest gift you could EVER have given us." Even now as I think of that I get teary at the idea of her feeling that she had failed somehow us. Good for you, Erin. May you never lose that.Tom – I agree with you, too. There truly is something beautiful in well written or well spoken word – as you’ve just demonstrated. That’s not to say that I can understand Shakespeare any better than when I was in school :-) , but I do appreciate good grammar and a good literary reference. If I had one bit of advice for students today it would be – learn vocabulary. You will go further in life with a good vocabulary than even with a father-in-law who owns a business. :-)Michelle – Change is the only thing in our lives that’s constant. Your perspective is right on the money.Maria – What a great question to ask your 6th grade teacher and what a great response she gave. There’s a series of books called, “If.” On each page is a similar question. A very interesting book – especially when you’re a bit older. Carpe Deum!Lane – You are a rare young lady if you can hear your friends laughing at your mistakes without feeling insecure or hurt. Another great perspective from one so young.Kari – I saw a guy one time who had just purchased a soda. He tore off the end of his straw then blew the wrapper onto the ground without so much as a single thought, I’m sure. So foreign to me, too. I have a cabin in the woods and I’m always shocked to see beer cans and other litter in the woods. How can someone who enjoys nature like that be such a pig? Now – go clean your room. ;-)Joanne – Memories can warm your heart or tear at it, but you're very right that they are so very precious. I once say a Twilight Zone story of a man desperate for money who sold his memories to a company who then implanted them into less fortunate souls. In the end he had nothing. He sat and stared blindly into space with an expression that still haunts me when I think of it. May you have wonderful memories to keep you warm!Hannah – Those chains are indeed the hardest to break, although they lose some of their power the older you get. Not all their power, but some. I’m very happy that you’ve been able to recognize those chains and to break through them. May you never be caught in them again.A.D. - There’s a quote that I like that says something like… “The quality of life is not measured in years, but in moments.” I would add that it’s exactly those magical moments of which you speak that define us. Very well done.Those of you who spoke of your faith, I’m proud of you. Those who talked of laughter, I’m with you. An each and every one of you – I respect you.Now, Mrs Smith – you may want to pull this from the comments and just print it to share with your class. I did take up some real estate with this comment, didn’t I?
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