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Expose Yourself!

The major key to discovering new interests and passions is EXPOSURE, but it’s also about testing those interests and passions to see how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. Is it a life-long passion where you want to re-invent rocketry and take the planet to Mars (Elon Musk)? Or, is it enough to know a bunch of constellations, and simply be in awe of the universe (Me)? That’s important to know—preferably before we send our students to college—and it’s also not the only difference between Elon Musk and myself!

We need to teach students how (and also allow them to) expose themselves to far more things, in far less time, and for nearly zero cost.

Can we even do this?—you ask.

Oh, yea!! I’m going to show you how.

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Online Learning Tips

I’ve been fascinated with online learning for years. The potential for it, and what’s available, is incredible, but right now it’s a struggle for a lot. I get it. Most are not online learning by choice at the moment.

Since it appears that we are in this for a little while longer, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on how to get the most out of your online learning, and homeschooling, so here it goes!

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The Word

Triptych

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, triptych, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ TRIP-tik ]

Noun

  1. A picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altarpiece.
  2. A set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together.

Let’s Create!

** Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, triptych, where does it take me? Where does it take you? Learn more about “The Word” here.


Janelle stood with her eyes closed in the near-complete darkness. She stretched out with her senses, feeling the cool, slightly damp air of the ancient, underground room. The smell was musty; modern ventilation not able to fully get rid of that old smell.

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Mirabilia

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, mirabilia, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ mee-rah-bil-i-ah; English mir-uh-bil-ee-uh ]

Plural Noun

  1. Marvels; miracles.

Let’s Create!

** Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, mirabilia, where does it take me? Where does it take you? Learn more about “The Word” here.


Everyone describes them as gigantic beings of light—Gods, guardians, miracles, saviors, heroes! The newspapers write about them with some sick adoration. Yea, even you probably fawn over them.

I see them differently in many ways.

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The Word

Aureate

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, aureate, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ OR-ee-eit ]

Adjective

  1. Denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.
  2. (of language) Highly ornamented or elaborate.

Let’s Create!

** Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, aureate, where does it take me? Where does it take you? Learn more about “The Word” here.


Sunlight filled the room, bathing everything in its golden glow. The brightness forced him to open his eyes. He did so squinting, the light painful. His body felt heavy and sluggish, a typical occurrence in the morning; yet, after another few moments of adjusting to the sunlight, and being awake in general, he realized that the heaviness was more specific.