Sunday, April 11, 2010



The "mechanics" of teaching...vs. The "heart" of teaching.

80% of communication is done bodily!

"M'hijito" = my son
"M'hijita" = my daughter

Words have power!

Now - what is the standard for inspiring kids? or What is the standard for motivating kids?

Friday, April 09, 2010


The CSTs are coming - we have one week of instruction left before the exams start. Having over two months of schooling left - the tyranny of the schedule dictates that the students will be tested two months short of academic subject instruction - this is one of the profession's most frustrating moments as a teacher.


Spring break in Kansas... here are two of  the grandkids - wonderful munch-kins :)


A bit of reminiscence and nostalgia. I came across an article done on us by the Fort Worth Star Telegram circa '94. when Brad and I were three years into our company InteSol. The experience was invaluable in many levels - hopefully the experience and learning can be shared in many levels with my students.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

KU Pedology Lab

It was back to old familiar grounds in Daniel's lab - he has added new equipment for his work and research. Below is a nice Inductive Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP) IRIS instrument he was able to obtain from the FDA. Here is a picture of a similar unit:

In addition, he has a uPrint by Dimension - a three dimensional printer - you ask what is this about? An incredible machine that prints any three dimensional object by layering into plastic 1/2 millimeter at a time giving researches the ability to work with exact copies of real-life samples that are too delicate to handle - or else to duplicate for student samples, etc. What an incredible device.