Come check out this great event next Tuesday in Palo Alto! -- PMK Dislecksia: The Movie Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Athena Academy, 525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 7:00pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Tickets $10.00 available online or in person at Athena Academy during school hours http://DislecksiaTheMovieScreening.eventbrite.com The filmmaker will moderate a community forum … Continue reading Film Screening: “Dyslecksia: The Movie”
Perhaps my favorite test question I've ever written is the following: Name two achievements of Marie Curie. (Nota bene: "marrying Pierre Curie" is not an acceptable answer.) Marie Curie is one of my intellectual heroes. She was brilliant, she was creative, and she was collaborative--and she won two Nobel prizes to boot. It's been one … Continue reading Time to celebrate: it’s Marie Curie’s birthday!
I found this link via Twitter and thought it was fun: it's a website that's purported to be especially "for those who think they hate math." While I'm not sure it'll cure anyone of hatred for numbers, I think it's a fabulous site to explore. There are good videos, cool links, and neat ways to … Continue reading A Website for those who think they hate math
Happy summer to all! I hope you've had a relaxing, restorative summer so far. I've been traveling a lot and I'm looking forward to lots of reading and relaxing for the last three weeks of summer! As you continue to enjoy your break, check out this video that I came across: it's an Italian television … Continue reading English to non-native speakers
I'm a huge fan of the Academy Awards, and I hosted my annual Oscar Party this weekend with some friends. I always love to cook a menu that reflects the Best Picture nominees, so we had pork ribs (Winter's Bone), polenta (True Grit), skewered heirloom tomatoes (The Kids are All Right) and black-and-white flourless chocolate … Continue reading Learning at the Oscars