(This contains spoilers for The Great Gatsby) I'm not very surprised by Gatsby's death. It seems to me there are very few ways Fitzgerald could have wrapped up a story such as this, and certainly fewer still in so few pages. There's something oddly soothing, too, in his death. The reminder that for all of … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: Chapters 7-9
(Just so you know, this was written in 20 minutes, so please excuse any mistakes). On Monday, Anya and I read "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato out loud and then found various responses to it so we could see how other besides ourselves viewed it. Sometime people talked about education, or religion, or even … Continue reading Does Imagination Depend on Exposure?
As I talked about in my last post, I was on a panel for Innovation Diploma at the Atlanta Area Technology Educators (AATE) conference hosted at my school on Friday. While we were preparing for this, we had a document with questions and our answers to those questions on it. The last question on there … Continue reading How Do Students Find Their Passions?
Okay, there are many other things I could be doing right now, but as none of them are actually due tomorrow and I have been itching to write this post for what feels like months but has really only been a week or two, I'm going to finally write this. First off, hello again! I know … Continue reading Learning to Enjoy Learning Again
This is a response post to my friend Anya's response post (found here) to my previous post. That's confusing, but if you're keeping up with the conversation, it will make sense. I think she miss understood a little of what I was saying, so I'll try to clarify that. I agree that we need to … Continue reading More Options
A few minutes ago, I finished Steal Like an Artist, a book about learning how to channel your creativity by Austin Kleon. It was given to me by the heads of the Innovation Diploma () at my school, Mrs. Meghan Cureton () and Mr. Bo Adams (). It was a very different format from most … Continue reading The World of Creative Copying