June 29, 2007

So Long ...

And so we begin where we left off ... don't let the sky be your limit. ;-)

I'm so glad we've had this time together,

Just to have a laugh or learn some math,

Seems we've just got started and before you know it,

Comes the time we have to say, "So Long!"

So long everybody! Watch this space for pointers to new blogs for each of my classes.

Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu, and all those good bye things. ;-)

June 19, 2007

My very best wishes!

I am thinking that these days each of you, your family, and your friends are looking to your future. I'd like to do that too and wish for you all that Emerson describes--


June 10, 2007

Passing it forward!

Some 44 years ago (when I was about your age) my father who used to travel a lot, penned a letter to me and enclosed a short article clipped from a magazine. In that letter, he wished for me a life of purpose and joy. The enclosed clipping described such a life and quoted George Bernard Shaw whose words you can read above.

I carried that article with me for years; unfortunately, somewhere in the many moves, it was lost. But not the thought and the power of those words; they have become a part of who I am. I know that my career as a teacher, and my mentoring are but "drops in the ocean" in this often violent, globalized world of ours but they are a significant part of my life which has been filled with joy, happiness and love. I'm sure that my father's writing and sharing those thoughts adds to their meaning for me, especially now that Alzheimer's prevents him from recalling what occurred. His belief in me, in mankind in general,and his wish that I might find a life of purpose and joy shaped my world.

I'm passing that forward --my belief in you, my belief in mankind, and my wish that you find real purpose and joy in life!

June 08, 2007

You're in The News

I just stumbled across a couple of links where folks are talking about your work here on the blog and linking to it as an example of high quality blogging in mathematics ... thought you'd like to know ...

Website of the Week (05-28-07)

Wikis and blogs in senior secondary classrooms

I know I've mentioned this before but it's worth mentioning again ... I've very proud of you. All of you.

Mr. K.