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Designing the top 5 NBA Franchises

NBA Basketball Key (image courtesy Wikimedia) These are the best 5 NBA franchises of all time, in my opinion. I include the team’s best point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, and 6th best player. I also calculate chemistry. For example, Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Charles Barkley, and Shaq would not be […]

A Desert Wonder

Walker River (photo credit: wikicommons) So there I was, atop a mountain in the Nevada High Desert, near Walker River. I had climbed up there just a few minutes before, and just as soon as I got there, I was in wonder. Most seem to think that the desert is a dry, barren place devoid […]

The Life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Act of Going Deeper in Learning

Eleven seventh graders and one teacher are clustered around three white tables in the middle of a small room, the walls adorned with maps, a white board, and a picture of Gandhi at a spinning wheel. We are discussing Gandhi’s religion and how it influenced him in his philosophy and life. Ideas bounce around the […]