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To the person fully alive, the future is not ominous but a promise; it surrounds the present like a halo.
   —  John Dewey
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2015 The Hard Way Every Time
2014 Indispensable Wits
2013 I’d Like To
2012 2012 National League Champions – San Francisco Giants!!
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Light Shining Out of Darkness
2011 Just Kickin It
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2010 Giants Advance To 2010 World Series!!!

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What avail is it to win prescribed amounts of information about geography and history, to win ability to read and write, if in the process the individual loses his own soul: loses the appreciation of things worth while, of the value to which these things are relative; if he loses desire to apply what he has learned and, above all, loses the ability to extract meaning from his future experiences as they occur?
  —  John Dewey
from: “Education and Experience
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On This Day In:
2013 Serve The World
2012 Acquaintance, n.
2011 On Why His Father Was A Great Teacher
A Baker’s Dozen

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Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only the particular thing he is studying at the time.  Collateral learning in the way of formation of attitudes, of likes and dislikes, may be and often is much more important than the spelling lesson or lesson in geography or history that is learned.  For these attitudes are fundamentally what count in the future.  The most important attitude that can be formed is that of the desire to go on learning.
  —   John Dewey
From his book: “Education and Experience
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On This Day In:
2013 Improper Sequence?
2012 Two Gems
2011 A True Test

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Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril, and no one can wholly predict what will emerge in its place.

–  John Dewey (American Educator)

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